H x 6 1/2" L
Scott Small was born in 1972
of San Felipe and Jemez heritage and has been making pottery
since 1989. He is a member of the Sun Clan and Corn Clan. He
was taught by his mother Mary Small and his father Simon Small.
He gathers all of his own materials from the Jemez Reservation.
He uses all natural pigments for his paints and fires his pottery
outdoors. Scott is an incredible talent and it wont be
long before the awards start pouring in.
Scott's mother, Mary Small,
is known for her distinctive pottery and storyteller dolls. Scott
learned a lot about creating and painting pottery from his mother
and his style is very similar to hers. However, Scott prefers
make figures more than traditional pottery shapes and is also
known for his detailed, realistic paintings of eagles, bears
and other animals.
Scott first exhibited his
bear sculptures like the one shown here at the 2008 Santa Fe
Indian Market. Scott lives out of state and only occasionally
makes his way to New Mexico. He has a full time job and only
pots part time.
We are excited to offer this
unique piece of art. The bear is covered in traditional patterns
and geometrics like his mother's work, and is adorned with a
large turquoise stone. The bear is also set with turquoise stones
for eyes. It is signed Scott Small on the bottom.