Small Westly Begaye Kiva Pot
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Our Small Westly Begaye Kiva Pot is hand made in the U.S.A. by Westly Begaye.
About Westly Begaye: Westly specializes in the handmade and hand painted Acoma style of pottery. However, he combines a contemporary flare to his pottery. He paints many different traditional designs, kokopelli (god of fertility), animals, and mimbres designs. He works with handmade pottery and ceramic pottery. Westly’s experience with crossing cultures and continuing to invent new ideas has established him as a fine artisan. He signs his pottery as: Westly Begaye, title of pottery, and year when it was constructed. He is related to Arthur C. Begay who is a Navajo painter.
Westly was taught the fundamentals of hand coiling Acoma styled pottery by his wife, Marie Francis Vallo from the Acoma Pueblo. He was also inspired by Jorome Tiger, a Native American artist from Oklahoma.