San Ildefonso Pueblo Pottery - Blue Corn, CPOTLJC18-02,


Blue Corn

3" H

2.75" at opening

5.25" diameter

Condition: Moderate

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  • Blue Corn was born "Crucita Calabaza" at San Ildefonso Pueblo. She learned to make pottery from her mother. She attended school at the Pueblo in her early years. She then went to Santa Fe Indian school which is 24 miles away. While attending school her mother and father and she went to live with relatives in Southern California. She worked as a maid at Beverly Hills for a short time. At the age of 20, she married Santiago 'Sandy' Calabaza w ho was a silversmith from Santo Domingo Pueblo. They settled at San Ildefonso were she born and raised 10 children. She began to make pottery and is known for her distinctive blackware.

    This pot is has that black on black design that repeats around it. It has some scuffs and some scratches. However, the pot has a consistent wall that is well formed. The paint lines are precise with efficient paint. The history behind the piece is really what makes this piece stand out. It is signed on the bottom of the pot. Its a fine piece to add to your collection.