Helen Bird Pueblo Pottery Mug

Item No: 9212

$ 25.00

  • 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
    • Ceramic
    • 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.
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