Robert Vigil - Black Jars

Robert Vigil
Robert Vigil

Robert Vigil is a potter from Nambé. He works the traditional Nambé way and typically produces pottery with a micaceous slip. He first learned how to hand coil pottery when he was in school in Texas but after returning to Nambé in 1990 he studied with Virginia Gutierrez, Lonnie Vigil and San Ildefonso Pueblo potter Juan Tafoya. He generally makes micaceous-slipped vases, jars, bowls and figures. He also sometimes makes beautiful polished redware. He prefers simple shapes and styles and very seldom will he make anything big...

Micaceous black bowl
A micaceous black bowl
3 1/4 in H by 5 in Dia
Tall micaceous black jar
A micaceous black jar
8 3/4 in H by 5 1/4 in Dia
Black micaceous bowl
Micaceous black bowl
3 in H by 5 in Dia
Micaceous black jar
Micaceous black jar
4 3/4 in H by 5 in Dia
Micaceous black bowl
Black micaceous bowl
4 in H by 6 3/4 in Dia
Raised avanyu design on a micaceous black jar
Micaceous black jar with raised avanyu design
2 in H by 5 in Dia
Micaceous black jar
Black micaceous jar
4 1/4 in H by 5 1/4 in Dia
Plain black micaceous clay jar
Plain black micaceous jar
7 in H by 5 3/4 in Dia
Raised floral design on a black micaceous clay jar
Black micaceous jar with a raised floral design
2 3/4 in H by 3 in Dia
Fire clouds on a black micaceous jar
Micaceous black jar with fire clouds
5 1/2 in H by 5 1/4 in Dia
Carved arrowheads and sgraffito geometric design on a black micaceous jar
Micaceous black jar decorated with carved arrowheads and a sgraffito geometric design
4 in H by 5 1/2 in Dia
Fire clouds on a brown micaceous jar with a sgraffito bear paw design
Micaceous brown jar with fire clouds and a sgraffito bear paw design
5 3/4 in H by 5 3/4 in Dia
Black micaceous jar
Plain black micaceous jar
4 1/4 in H by 3 3/4 in Dia
Sgraffito band around the middle of a black micaceous jar
Micaceous black jar decorated with a sgraffito band around middle
5 3/4 in H by 7 in Dia
Micaceous black jar
Plain micaceous black jar
5 1/2 in H by 7 in Dia
Fire clouds on a black micaceous jar
Black micaceous jar with fire clouds
6 in H by 9 1/4 in Dia
Fire clouds on a black micaceous jar
Black micaceous jar with fire clouds
5 1/4 in H by 6 3/4 in Dia
Fire clouds on a black micaceous jar
Black micaceous jar with fire clouds
4 in H by 4 1/2 in Dia
Fire clouds on a black micaceous bowl
Black micaceous bowl with fire clouds
3 in H by 5 1/4 in Dia
Lightly carved avanyu design and fire clouds on a black micaceous jar
Black micaceous jar decorated with fire clouds and lightly carved with an avanyu design
5 3/4 in H by 7 1/4 in Dia
Fire clouds on a square black micaceous jar
Square black micaceous jar
5 1/4 in H by 7 1/2 in Dia
A black micaceous jar
Plain black micaceous jar
5 1/2 in H by 6 3/4 in Dia
Sgraffito bear paw design on a black micaceous jar
Black micaceous jar decorated with a sgraffito bear paw design
4 1/2 in H by 5 in Dia
Black micaceous bowl
Black micaceous bowl
2 1/4 in H by 5 1/4 in Dia
Photos are courtesy of Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery