Blue Corn Black San Ildefonso Pot


Black on Black San Ildefonso Pot by Blue Corn

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Painted black on black, traditionally made San Ildefonso pot with feather design, by Crucita Calabaza, Blue Corn (1921-1999).  This beautiful pot measures 3-1/2″ high X 4″ wide at its widest point.  Circa 1970’s.

Crucita Gonzales Calabaza (1921-1999) Blue Corn was born at San Ildefonso Pueblo. She was encouraged by her grandmother, at an early age, to “forget school and become a potter.” She went on to become one of the greatest and most versatile San Ildefonso Pueblo ceramicists. She made pottery for over 60 years, working in black, red, and polychrome, using a variety of forms. Blue Corn’s house was located across the plaza from that of Maria Martinez, but there was no competition between the two artisans. Blue Corn was one of the most honored of twentieth century potters. She received the 1981 New Mexico Governor’s Award-New Mexico’s highest artistic award-and she was acclaimed for her artistic accomplishments in the Wall Street Journal and AMEPNKA, a Soviet Union journal. She won awards at State Fairs, Santa Fe Indian Market, and many other notable exhibitions.

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Crucita Calabaza / Blue Corn


San Ildefonso Pueblo


Measures 2-3/4" by 4"

Metal / Material

Natural Pueblo Clay

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