Mother of renowned Jemez potters Glendora and B.J. Fragua and carver Clifford Fragua, Juanita C. Fragua created this beautiful melon bowl with red square rim using traditional methods she's perfected over many years. From hand gathering clay from lands of the Jemez Pueblo, constructing each pot with the traditional coil method, polishing by hand and firing in an open kiln each of Juanita's pieces are a celebration of time-honored traditions and creating bowls using the gifts of nature. This bowl is a beautiful piece by the family's matriarch who continues to create alongside her children.
Bowl measures 6" long and wide and stands 5" tall. Comes with certificate of authenticity.
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