Helen Bird Pueblo Pottery Ceramic Travel Mug

Item No: 9217

$ 28.00

  • This unique double-walled ceramic travel 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.

    She 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 ceramic travel mug
    • Based on original by artist Helen Bird of Santo Domingo Pueblo
    • Cup measurements: 5-3/4" H x 2½" L x 3¼" W
    • 12 oz capacity
    • Double-walled
    • Press-in suction lid
    • Not for use in dishwashers or microwaves
    • The mugs are designed by Pueblo artists from New Mexico, and printed 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.

    All of the participating artists receive royalties for each mug sold, with proceeds also supporting the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico.

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