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Taos Pueblo Mica Clay Northstar & Sterling Silver Pendant - 1457plh

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Taos Pueblo Mica Clay Northstar & Sterling Silver Pendant - 1457plh

$199.99

Mica Clay Silver Inlay Northstar Pendant
By Taos Pueblo Artist & Potter Pam Lujan Haur
Native American Jewelry
2 5/8" tall by 1 5/8" wide
weight: 19.2 grams
With Sterling Silver Inlay

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This unique Sterling Silver Inlay Pottery Northstar Pendant necklace was handcrafted by noted award winning Taos Pueblo Artist Pam Lujan-Hauer.
She created this silver inlay process and uses it to make one of a kind pottery pieces as well as jewelry, more on that below.
I tried to capture the wonderfully changing colors in different light. It looks completely different inside than outside in the sun.

This one features the 4 points of the Northstar, with silver inlay, through an open Pueblo window.


It measures 2 5/8” tall by 1 5/8” it’s at it's widest point.
Total weight: 19.2 grams on my scale.
Included is a 19" link chain. I don’t know what the chain is made of.

I think Pam said it all, I can't describe it any better - here’s what she says about her work. Copied with permission.

Silver Inlay By Pam Lujan-Hauer

“Silver Inlay is a process I created attempting to combine metals with precious resources my ancestors developed into an art form. The metal is carefully imbedded into the clay and then sealed with various types of glazes. The two media are permanently combined through the process of both kiln and pit firing.

The fire captures any minerals present and combines them with the liquid silver creating a diverse rainbow of colors.

This evolving process demands continuous research and experimentation with different clays and a variety of materials.

I continue to honor my ancestors by creating traditional Taos micaceous pottery while I am proud of being a part of the evolution of modern day Pueblo pottery and desire to contribute to the acceptance of traditional arts as a fine art medium.”

Pam Lujan- Hauer

Pam is a member of the Taos Pueblo Tribe of New Mexico. She started making pottery as a child being inspired by her great aunts Josephine Ortiz and Anita Lujan, both highly regarded traditional potters. Pam continues her interest in pottery while attending the Institute Of American Indian Arts in 1975 and 1976.

All her pieces are coil built form clays which she digs and processes herself. Her traditional pottery is made form micaceous clay, which contains mica chips and is native to northern New Mexico.

Her contemporary pottery is made from various native clays, which are all hand gathered and processed according to native tradition. The native colors are made from plants, clay and minerals. All her pieces are kiln fired. Her current work incorporate a silver inlay technique and sculptures.

Sure to make a Fine addition to any collection, or a great gift! Please note: Pictures are enlarged to show detail, remember everything looks bigger on line :)