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.