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This is an exquisite piece made by Steve Smith or Karon Hia Te (Standing Sky) of the Turtle Clan of the Mohawk Nation, Haudenosaunee and the Six Nation Reserve, Canada. I estimate this piece was made sometime in the 1980's and is very reflective of a traditional form of the pottery designs of the Haudenosaunee. It is wheel thrown and skillfully carved and finished with an iron oxide wash that gives it a rich, slightly metallic brown finish unlike a glossy glazed or painted finish. Steve's current works are more complex, contemporary in overall style and sgraffito polychrome- this piece reflects his earlier, simpler works which cleverly combine modern techniques (being wheel thrown) and ancient design elements and the natural colors of the earth and thus is highly collectible. This pot also shows the influence of his parents, the late Elda and Oliver Smith, who were a part of a small group that reintroduced this lost art form to many current Haudenosaunee pottery artists. It has a pure style and quiet, earthy elegance that would appeal to a variety of tastes, from traditional to mid century modern decor.

This piece measures approximately 7.75" high by 7.25" wide at it's widest part, 4.25" across at the top of this vessel (at the rim).

It is in excellent condition and has been well cared for in a private collection- no chips, cracks or damage.

There is no charge for shipping this item within the lower continuous United States, USPS standard post with tracking and insurance. Minimal charges for shipping elsewhere, world wide USPS registered mail, please inquire for a quote. Other shipping options available.
a garden of dreams

Native American pottery signed Talking Earth Steve Smith Haudenosaunee museum quality wheel thrown carved iron oxide vintage c 1985

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  • Vintage item from the 1980s
  • Materials: stoneware ceramic, iron oxide finish, handmade and decorated pottery, ceramic art, ceramic sculpture, hand made vessel, Native American art
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 76 reviews
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