Photo by 86 Home. A distinctive product and clever marketing were the roots of their success. In the information sheet that accompanied their pots, Nemadji stressed that their wares were made with the same clays and shapes used by Native Americans. The connection of this marbled style of decoration with Native American production was more assumption than fact, but Nemadji was happy to encourage the idea. In reality, Eric Hellman, a Nemadji employee and Danish immigrant, came up with the idea to decorate the vases using simple house paint. Barking Sands Vintage.
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This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author's own. The pair is credited with developing and implementing the key techniques and designs of both San Ildefonso and Santa Clara black ware or black on black pottery. Their work featured carved and matte decorations monochrome, polychrome, and black on black pottery. Once Maria and Julian discovered how to produce the now-famous black-on-black pottery in , the couple spent the remainder of their careers perfecting their technique and producing it for museums and collectors worldwide. This style of blackware is achieved by using a polishing stone to smooth over a glossy finish prior to the firing of the pot creating a highly glossy design that has become the hallmark of pueblo pottery. She is in the lineage of Christina Naranjo and Sarafina Tafoya.
Pottery is an amazing artifact. There are many types, all with different designs or no design at all. Designs come from the potter's imagination or his beliefs.
It wasn't so long ago that many pieces of Frankoma pottery languished on antique shop shelves and in flea market stalls collecting dust. Although Frankoma did have a few admirers, only the company's older items produced during the s were the main focus for pottery lovers. Now, the more common pieces are getting attention, and prices are starting to rise. Finally, it's fashionable to take another look at Frankoma pottery.