Ryan Roller

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Ryan Roller

"I am a seventh generation native potter from Santa Clara Pueblo. My family creates pottery the same way my ancestors did over a thousand years ago. These traditional deep carved, stone burnished pieces are not made with a wheel nor are they fired in a temp. controlled kiln. We hand coil our pots, using experience to obtain symmetry and we fire outside in a bonfire. Its called vacuum induction firing by the scientific community. All clay is dug from a vein that runs throughout the Jemez Mts. These pieces are not glazed, but rubbed to a mirror finish with a stone." - Photo and quote taken from Ryan's page on .

Geometric designs carved into a brown jar
Brown jar carved with a geometric design
11 1/4 in H by 7 in Dia
Geometric designs carved into a brown jar with sienna base
Burnished brown jar with a sienna vase carved with geometric designs
12 1/2 in H by 6 1/4 in Dia
Geometric design carved into a polished black jar
Polished black jar carved with a geometric design
7 3/4 in H by 5 in Dia
Brown jar carved with geometric designs
Polished brown jar carved with geometric designs
4 1/2 in H by 5 1/2 in Dia
Rainbow, cloud and geometric design carved into a large black jar
Large black jar decorated with a carved rainbow, cloud and geometric design
16 1/4 in H by 9 in Dia
Pottery photos are courtesy of Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery