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Robert Vigil

Biography to Display: 

1965Born

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1990—Studio Potter

 

Robert Vigil is known for small-scale vases, jars, bowls, and figures; seldom do his pieces exceed 8 inches in any direction which are formed using traditional Nambé techniques.

 While in high school in Texas he learned to make coil-built pottery. Vigil returned to Nambé in 1990 and studied with Virginia Gutierrez, Lonnie Vigil (his cousin), and San Ildefonso Pueblo potter, Juan Tafoya. He uses locally dug micaceous clay to build highly burnished undecorated or glazed coil pots. Micaceous clay contains mica chips that result in a shiny surface when burnished.  The surface interest comes from the action of the flames and smoke during the firing.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California

 

 

Typical Marks
2014
2014
Bowl
Date: 2014
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Coiled (Earthenware, micaceous.)
Surface Technique: Burnished
Crocker Art Museum, promised gift of Loren G. Lipson, M.D.
Crocker Art Museum, promised gift of Loren G. Lipson, M.D.
Bowl
Date: 2014
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Coiled (Earthenware, micaceous.)
Surface Technique: Burnished
Crocker Art Museum, promised gift of Loren G. Lipson, M.D.
Crocker Art Museum, promised gift of Loren G. Lipson, M.D.

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified November 4, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/vigil-0