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    Posted 6 years ago

    Efesgirl
    (1013 items)

    This is another one of my finds today, in a shop different than the one where I bought my gorgeous carnival glass vase.

    Eagle -Divine spirit, sacrifice, connection to creator, intelligence, renewal, courage, illumination of spirit, healing, creation, freedom, and risk-taker.

    There is not one shred of info about The Clay Shop on the net. There is also no evidence of my mug being anywhere on the net.

    Anyone here from Arizona who can tell me about the now defunct shop? In the meanwhile, I've emailed the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce to ask them about the now defunct shop.

    Thanks for looking/loving, CW friends!
    ~Bonnie~

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    1. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      looks older -- Like maybe 1960's era? I found this piece here too:

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Clay-Shop-Phoenix-Arizona-Figural-Kachina-Creamer-Sugar-Pottery-Cups-/351397595450

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Hand-Made-Pottery-Ash-Tray-The-Clay-Shop-Phoenix-Az-Kachina-Doll-Hopi-/182140349878?hash=item2a68692db6:g:6i4AAOSwrnNXP4kM

      http://www.ebay.fr/itm/Vintage-WHITE-BEAR-HOPI-ARTIST-ASH-TRAY-The-Clay-SHOP-Phoenix-AZ-RARE-9-25-/291732952568
    2. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      rose - I saw the links to those on the net, but the one for the Hopi artist ash tray wouldn't open. Now I can see it from the link you posted.

      I also took a look at the creamer and sugar pots. The ash tray info confirms that these are Native American pieces, so that's great to know.

      I hope somebody here knows something about the shop. Strange that there is not one iota of info to find.
    3. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      Your Welcome...Try to help when I can

      ;-)
    4. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      Here's another by Oswald White Bear.

      http://browsebidsave.com/collectibles/cultures-ethnicities/native-american/us/1935-now/pottery/oswald-white-bear-fredericks-hopi-ash-tray-the-clay-shop-rare-piece-9-25-2-371596171729.html
    5. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      I googled: hopi "the clay shop" exactly like that. You get a lot of hits.

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-ARIZONA-STATE-SHAPED-THE-CLAY-SHOP-POTTERY-THUNDERBIRD-PINK-BLUE-ASHTRAY-/201588528331?hash=item2eef9cd4cb:g:3zIAAOSwZd1Vdz41
    6. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      Do you know what I learned the other day? The Thunderbird design was copyrighted by Fred Harvey in 1909! And a lot of "Hopi" symbolism is fake for the tourist trade (or started out as such)! BTW - I LOVE the movie "The Harvey Girls" with Judy Garland!

      https://nativeamericanjewelrytips.wordpress.com/category/books/fred-harvey-jewelry-1900-1955/
    7. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      Celiene - I had a look at the links. Thanks for posting them. Interesting about the Thunderbird design. This is the first time I've ventured into ceramics in relation to Native Americans. I normally stick with jewelry.

      I've not seen that movie - maybe something for tonight!
    8. NevadaBlades, 6 years ago
      A Native American ceramic cup from Arizona, U.S.A. found in a thrift shop in the Netherlands....... FASCINATING! [;>)
    9. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      From what I've learned, this is probably a souvenir piece made for tourists and not related to Native American art in any real sense. It's value is mainly in collectors who look for kitschy "Indian" pieces from past eras. I could be all wrong, CanyonRoad may come along and give you better information.
    10. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      katherine - this piece isn't signed or credited to anyone in particular, either. I hope CanyonRoad makes an appearance - I'm still waiting to find out about my funky "pre-columbian" piece of art. :-))))

      I may end up taking it to the Dutch version of the "Antiques Roadshow".
    11. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      CanyonRoad knows his stuff. :)

      Which pre-Columbian piece of art? I'll have to take a look.
    12. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      katherine ----> http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/173261-canyonroad---peculiar-african-terraco

      I don't know what it is or where it came from but am hoping someone can tell me about it.

      hee hee hee!!!!
    13. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      Maybe CanyonRoad didn't see it. Things get pushed down the page what with people posting dozens of threads on their priceless JCPenney chairs. :P
    14. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      katherinescollections LOL!
    15. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      Not trying to break anybody's rice bowl, Celiene, but geez, lol. ;)
    16. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      The Phoenix Chamber of Commerce didn't know anything about The Clay Shop. I bet some ninny only looked at the list of active businesses. I said the shop was not active anymore, but DUH!!!
    17. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      AWESOMENESS!!
    18. Stillwater Stillwater, 5 years ago
      AH!! I can repay you now! I am from Phoenix and I actually happen to have the *exact* same Thinderbird mug (somewhere). The Clay Shop was along the route of the Fred Harvey tours, that's where this stuff came from. Not sure where or what happened to it, probably just a little tourist shop out in th desert somewhere that went out of business with the rest of the places that sprung up along his tour route.

      Celine - You're absolutely right, most of the Native American "symbolism" you see on 30's-40's jewelry was completely made up by white traders to enhance appeal. Believe it or not I actually have an old pamphlet from the 40's with about 30 "symbols" and their meanings next to them. Totally made up. The natives didn't even sign their jewelry until the "suggestion" of the Fred Harvey group.
    19. Celiene Celiene, 5 years ago
      I only learned that by researching! I for sure thought the Thunderbird was a REAL Indian symbol!
    20. Stillwater Stillwater, 5 years ago
      Well it is, those symbols are actually real, just the meanings behind them were embellished or made more "colorful," you know?

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