Acoma Pueblo Large Polychrome Pottery Jar with Birds by Goldie Hayah

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Goldie A. Hayah, Acoma Pueblo Pottery
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: Acoma Pueblo, Haak’u
  • Medium: clay, pigments
  • Size: 11-¾” height x 14-½” diameter
  • Item # C4428C
  • Price: $2,400.00

This large polychrome pottery jar was created by Acoma Pueblo potter Goldie Hayah.  At over 14 inches in diameter, it is a large and impressive piece.  The jar’s unique and appealing shape seems to be influenced equally by water jars, storage jars, and contemporary pottery vases.  It’s a successful amalgamation of all three, and its size leaves plenty of space for Hayah’s bold designs. The jar’s slip is a crisp white—fortunately untouched by spalling, abrasions, or any other issues.  Hayah’s large jar looks and feels well-crafted in every way.

Hayah’s primary design band covers the upper two thirds of the jar.  It features four repetitions of a large bird.  Each bird stands on the stem of a tall flower, which leans in toward a vertical column of leaves and geometric designs.  After each vertical design, the pattern starts over, with subtle variations in the details of each flower and bird.  Down below, a thin band made of geometric designs circles the jar’s underbody.  This bright and beautiful jar will appeal to anyone who appreciates contemporary Acoma wares.

Artist Signature - Goldie A. Hayah, Acoma Pueblo PotterGoldie A. Hayah (1956- ) is a potter from Acoma Pueblo.  She is a Turkey Clan member who is known for her polychrome jars, large ollas, and vases, many of which feature colorful animal designs.  As the daughter of Sarah Garcia and granddaughter of Jessie Garcia, Hayah comes from a talented family. Hayah signs her pottery Goldie Hayah, Acoma, N.M.


Condition: excellent condition

Provenance: this Acoma Pueblo Large Polychrome Pottery Jar with Birds by Goldie Hayah is from a private Santa Fe collection

Reference: Southern Pueblo Pottery: 2,000 Artist Biographies by Gregory Schaaf.

Alternate view showing the inside band of clay slip.

Goldie A. Hayah, Acoma Pueblo Pottery
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: Acoma Pueblo, Haak’u
  • Medium: clay, pigments
  • Size: 11-¾” height x 14-½” diameter
  • Item # C4428C
  • Price: $2,400.00

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