Juanita C. Fragua Pueblo Pottery Mug

Item No: 10699

$ 25.00

  • A Shumakolowa Native Arts exclusive! This unique café-style ceramic mug is a replica of a single beautiful clay pot handcrafted by skilled Jemez artist Juanita C. Fragua.

    Juanita has utilized traditional corn designs painted against the traditional buff color background.

    This replica is practical way to bring the beauty of traditional Pueblo pottery designs into your everyday life, and also makes a great gift.

    The originals for Series 1 through 3 are on display at Shumakolowa Native Arts, located inside the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. 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.

    Collect all five designs in Series 3, available exclusively at Shumakolowa Native Arts!
    • Collectible tall café-style mug
    • Original designs by artist Juanita C. Fragua (Jemez 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 on imported ceramics.

  • Juanita C. Fragua is the matriarch of a family of well-known artists, and started making pottery in the early 1950s.

    In the early 1970s, Juanita researched historic pottery of the Southwest. Experimenting with minerals and plants for pigments, she developed her own style and designs, inspired by her family's corn clan affiliation.

    Juanita is a valued member of her community, and leads in keeping many of the essential traditions alive for her pueblo.

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