Pottery

Pottery Effigy Bird

$24.99

The name has been applied to these Ancient Puebloan jars because of their bird-like form. Some bear a striking resemblance to certain kinds of birds, such as ducks and doves. The function of these vessels is still unknown.  Handcrafted by Durango, Colorado artist Anna Ford. 3.5" x 1.5" x  2".

Pottery Effigy Sheep

$24.99

This effigy may be one of the most iconic pieces of pottery found in the Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum!  The effigy is most likely a Mountain Sheep which has had it's ears, tail and legs broken off over time.   Handcrafted by Durango, Colorado artist Anna Ford. 5" x 1" x 2" 

Pottery Effigy Spotted Duck

$24.99

The name has been applied to these Ancient Puebloan jars because of their bird-like form. Some bear a striking resemblance to certain kinds of birds, such as ducks and doves. The function of these vessels is still unknown.  Handcrafted by Durango, Colorado artist Anna Ford. 4" x 2.75" x  2".

Pottery Lg Bowl Corn Stalk Design

$29.99

700 AD - 900 AD

This bowl was inspired by an early Mesa Verde Black-on-White bowl with corn plant design from a site north of Durango, CO.  

Handcrafted by Durango, Colorado artist Anna Ford. 9" x 2.75" deep.  Food safe.  Hand washing recommended. 

Pottery Lg Bowl Kokopelli Sheep

$74.99

Mesa Verde Black-on-White Large Bowl with Leaping Sheep & Kokopelli - 1100 AD- 1300 AD

Kokopelli, the flute player, is the most well known petroglyph in the Southwest & occasionally depicted on pottery. Kokopelli is thought to influence germination and production of large families.

Handcrafted by Durango, Colorado artist Anna Ford. 9.25" x 4" deep.  Food safe.  Hand washing recommended.

Pottery Mini Ladle Horned Toad

$13.99

Mesa Verde Black-on-White Ladle with Horned Toad - 1100 AD-1300 AD

The first ladles were half-gourds.  When pottery appeared the half-gourd was copied in clay. Ladles were no doubt used exactly as they are today- for dipping & pouring liquids of all kinds.

This ladle comes with a waxed cotton loop making it a charming and whimsical Christmas ornament!

3" x 1"

Pottery Mini Ladle Step Design

$13.99

Mesa Verde Black-on-White Ladle with with Step Design - 1100 AD-1300 AD

The first ladles were half-gourds.  When pottery appeared the half-gourd was copied in clay. Ladles were no doubt used exactly as they are today- for dipping & pouring liquids of all kinds.

This ladle comes with a waxed cotton loop making it a charming and whimsical Christmas ornament!

3" x 1"

Pottery Mini Mug Rounded

$14.99

This miniature mug has classic Mesa Verde banding and solid kiva step motif.  Kiva steps are believed to be the porthole to the underworld.  1.75" x 2"

Pottery Mini Mug Square Handle

$14.99

This miniature mug has classic Mesa Verde banding and solid kiva step motif.  Kiva steps are believed to be the porthole to the underworld.  1.75" x 2"

Pottery Mini Mug Square Step Design

$17.99

1250 AD - 1285 AD

Inspired by a square mug found at Sand Canyon Pueblo and illustrates the rich diversity of Mesa Verde Black-on-White pottery.  1.75" x 2"

Pottery Mini Mug Square Stripes Design

$17.99

1250 AD - 1285 AD

Inspired by a square mug found at Sand Canyon Pueblo and illustrates the rich diversity of Mesa Verde Black-on-White pottery.  1.75" x 2" 

Pottery Mini Seed Jar Sheep

$14.99

Seed jars were typically used to store seeds for the following years planting. Mesa Verde Black-on-White Seed Jar with Zoomorphic Sheep Design.  1 1/2" x 3/4"

Pottery Mug Keyhole Handle

$25.99

Mesa Verde Black-on-White Mug with Key Hole Handle - 1100 AD- 1300 AD

This mug has classic Mesa Verde banding and solid kiva step motif.  The meaning of key hole handles, like the doorways, is still unknown.  

Food safe.  Hand washing recommended. Approximately 3.5" x 4.5".  Handcrafted by Durango, Colorado artist Anna Ford.

Pottery Mug Lg Black on White Ute Mountain Tribe Pottery

$31.99

24 oz ceramic mug handcrafted by Ute Mountain Ute Tribe artists.  A faithful reproduction of a mug housed in the Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum.  For hot and cold beverages.  Hand washing recommended.  Approximately 5" tall, 4" wide, and 5.5" long.  Mugs are stamped with the tirbal seal and signed by the artist. 

Pottery Mug Mnt Lion Effigy

$30.99

1150 AD - 1300 AD

Inspired by a mug embellished with a small zoomorphic applique that resembles a mountain lion head.  

Food safe.  Hand washing recommended. Approximately 4" x 4.5".  Handcrafted by Durango, Colorado artist Anna Ford.

Pottery Mug Scroll Design

$26.99

1060 AD - 1300 AD

Inspired by a mug with interlocking scroll design from Mug House in Mesa Verde National Park.  Mug House was so named because four or five mugs were found tied together with strings through their handles.  

Food safe.  Hand washing recommended. Approximately 3.5" x 4.5".  Handcrafted by Durango, Colorado artist Anna Ford.

Pottery Mug Sm Black on White Ute Mountain Tribe Pottery

$26.99

10 oz ceramic mug handcrafted by Ute Mountain Ute Tribe artists.  A faithful reproduction of a mug housed in the Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum.  For hot and cold beverages.  Hand washing recommended.  Approximately 3" tall, 3.5" wide, and 5" long.  Mugs are stamped with the tirbal seal and signed by the artist.

Pottery Mug XL Black on White

$33.99

1100 AD - 1300 AD

The mug has classic Mesa Verde banding and solid kiva step motif.  Kiva steps are believed to be the porthole to the underworld.  

Food safe.  Hand washing recommended. Approximately 4.5" x 5.5".  Handcrafted by Durango, Colorado artist Anna Ford.

Pottery Sm Bowl Turkey

$21.99

This bowl has classic Mesa Verde banding and solid kiva step motif and embellished with a turkey.  Besides the dog, Ancient Puebloans also domesticated the turkey.   Handcrafted by Durango, Colorado artist Anna Ford. 6" x 2.5" deep.  Food safe.  Hand washing recommended.

Pottery Sm Kiva Jar

$19.99

It is believed that Ancient Puebloans used kiva jars to store special materials such as planting seeds, weaving and ritual supplies.  3.5" x 2"