Angie Yazzie

Angie Yazzie is a member of the Taos Pueblo. She was born in Taos and has lived there all of her life. Angie was introduced to traditional Taos pottery at the age of 7 or 8 by both her mother and grandmother, Isabel Archuleta; yet she is largely self taught. Her pots are constructed of local clay, rich in mica. Each piece is hand coiled, smoothed into shape and sanded. No pottery wheel is used. Firing is done in an outside pit with dry cedar or bark as is traditional at Taos Pueblo. Angie creates black pottery by placing a large trash can over the still smoldering fire and creating an oxygen reduced atmosphere. She is known for her large, very contemporary and impossibly thin and light potteries, decorated only with naturally occurring fire clouds. Angie was invited to participate in a convocation of micaceous pottery masters in 1994 at the School of American Research in Santa Fe. Her work is in many prestigious private collections and in the permanent collections of many museums including the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, the Millicent Rogers Museum, the Nelson-Atkins Museum and the Cincinnati Art Museum. She has won many ribbons in her career and in 2017 received the coveted Best of Pottery Ribbon at the Santa Fe Indian Market.

Her work is in many prestigious private collections and in the permanent collections of many museums including the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, the Millicent Rogers Museum, the Nelson-Atkins Museum and the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Angie Yazzie's Work

  • Taos Small Prayer Jar by Angie Yazzie $1650
  • Taos Black Open Bowl by Angie Yazzie $1800
  • Taos Black Micaceous Large Storage Jar by Angie Yazzie $3800
  • Taos Large Micaceous Wedding Vase by Angie Yazzie $4800