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"Yei Hunter"
This canteen is 71/2" tall by 6" wide by 11/2" deep. The turquoise look is accomplished by layering special glazes that react to eachother in the firing. 18K gold is applied and fired into the outlines of this work.
"Yei Hunter"
"Lizard Dance"
This recently finished plate is 71/2" in diameter. The lizards heads are raised and the attention to detail is excellent. The colors- cream, dark grey, and rust are traditional.
"Lizard Dance"

"Snakes"
This is a seed pot, 71/2" in diameter and 2" tall. Detail is hand-carved and snakes heads are raised. Terracotta, browns, and tans make this piece earthy and warm.

"Snakes"

"Bowlito"
This spherical pot is 4" in diameter. The mottled background in silver, copper, black and grey tends to give the appearance of texture. The designs are clouds with turquoise linings. A small but striking piece.

"Bowlito"
"Blue Water Canteen"
Oval and flat to hang on the wall- the carving and detail are very deep on this work. It's 7" tall by 8" wide by 3" deep, with an Indian on one side and a lizard on the other.
"Blue Water Canteen"
"He-She"
Large wedding vase, 18" tall by 12" diameter. This is done with browns, rust, black and metallic gold stains. The style is contemporary, and depicts a female on one side, and a male on the other- hence the title. From my private collection.
"He-She"
"Lizards"
Very intricate geometric design in striking black and white. Extremely eye-catching. 41/2" tall by 5" diameter.
"Lizards"
"Thunderbird Wedding Vase"
This has a textured glaze with the thunderbird painted on it after firing. Thunderbirds are believed to be "bearers of happiness". This sort of vase is traditionally given as a wedding present- the man drinks from one side, the woman from the other, symbolizing becoming one. 9" tall by 7" diameter.
"Thunderbird Wedding Vase"
"Tall Turquoise Vessel"
The glaze technique used on this piece makes it look as though it were covered in turquoise stones. Each stone is outlined in real 18K gold. Very classic and stylish vase. 81/2" tall by 51/2" diameter.
"Tall Turquoise Vessel"
Designed by Sarrah Phipps
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