Helen Bird Pueblo Pottery MugItem No: 9212
A Shumakolowa Native Arts exclusive! This unique café-style ceramic mug is a replica of a single beautiful clay pot handcrafted by Helen Bird of Santo Domingo Pueblo. Helen has incorporated a traditional Pueblo bird and flower design throughout the pottery.
Helen was inspired by pots that were excavated from Bandelier National Park. When people ask Helen if the bird design is a quail or something else, Helen responds, smiling: “It’s a Helen bird, I tell them.”
- Collectible tall café style mug
- Based on original by artist Helen Bird (Santo Domingo Pueblo)
- Cup measurements: 6" H x 4-1/2" L x 3-1/4" W
- 16 oz
- This Item is Not Dishwasher or Microwave safe
The mugs are designed by Pueblo artists from New Mexico, and printed in the USA on imported ceramics.
Helen Bird is a renowned Santo Domingo potter who makes elegant vessels in the traditional Santo Domingo style. She was introduced to the art when she was 12 years old by her great-aunt, who brought her along to gather clay from a special hill in their village. Helen has been making pottery professionally since 1991, following a career as an alcohol and substance abuse counselor.