Lawrence Vargas

Albuquerque,  NM 
United States
  • Booth: 2742

Unique, handpainted, signed blackware pottery; jet black high gloss/matte finish embedded w/genuine turquoise~Each creation is a genuine reflection of an original clay sculpture: animals, butterflies, family/inspirational, angels, crosses, nativities, vases, storytellers and MORE!


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  • Blackware and Storytellers by Lawrence Vargas
    Blackware: Unique, handpainted artpieces; jet black high gloss/matte finish; reflections of an original clay sculpture
    Storytellers & Pottery: (black, white and terracotta) collector pieces

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  • *Blackware: Unique, hand painted, signed artpieces --jet black high gloss/matte finish embedded with genuine turquoise. Each piece is a reflection of an original clay sculpture. Collections include: Animals (bears, buffalo, elk, elephants, moose, ponies, rams, sheep, turtles and more; Birds & Butterflies (hummingbirds, eagles, quail, butterflies; Reflections of the Sea (dolphin, whale and more to come); Inspirational pieces; crosses, saints, family images, nativities

    *Tri-colored (black, white and terracotta) Storytellers & Pottery:  One-of-a-kind contemporary collector Storytellers: women, bear, buffalo, turtle, drum, elk & more) and unique tri-colored  Pottery: (seedpots, vases, pots, wedding vases, etc.) in a variety of shapes and sizes. Every piece comes with a signed card of authenticity.

    *Each Vargas artpiece is signed by the artist and intricately hand-painted. Proud of his multicultural ancestry, Lawrence Vargas' inspirations stem from his rich and varied lineage (Aztec, Mayan, Mexico, Spain, South America). This 'mestizo' or mix of cultures intertwined with the faith and tradition of his New Mexican ancestry are reflected in Lawrence's distinctive, artistic style sought out by collectors the world over. Thus, Lawrence shares his enchanting reflections of history, culture, family and tradition with you...

  • Bear Storyteller
    This contemporary storyteller is hand painted in traditional pottery colors. As the children join the bear, stories are told about the bear representing strength, confidence, leadership, power and respect....

  • Bear Storyteller
  • Dolphin
    The newest of Lawrence’s lines, “Reflections of the Sea”, was inspired by Lawrence’s travels to the ocean in its magnificence and mysticism. The dolphin is the first of pieces in this line as it represents balance and harmony....

  • Dolphin
  • Elk
    Blackware at its finest, the elk is embedded with genuine turquoise. The Elk is considered to be one of the most powerful spirit animals—symbolizing strength, stamina, courage and wisdom....

  • Elk
  • Elk Storyteller
    This contemporary storyteller is hand painted in traditional pottery colors. As the children join the elk, stories are told about the elk representing strength, courage and wisdom. The elk is also said to be protective of their young....

  • Elk Storyteller
  • Maria Storyteller
    This unique storyteller represents the matriarch of the family as she embraces the children of the pueblo with stories of family, folklore and traditions and the importance of preservation of
    their language and culture.
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  • Maria Storyteller
  • Maria the Potter
    This contemporary blackware piece with its graceful lines, is hand painted and embedded with genuine turquoise. Inspired by Maria Martinez, a famous potter from San Ildefonso Pueblo, Lawrence created this piece in her honor....

  • Mariathe Potter
  • Nativity Set
    This 3 pc. blackware nativity set (Jesus, Mary and Joseph) is one of the best sellers—hand painted and embedded with genuine turquoise. Additional pieces are also available: angel, shepherds, magi and southwest animals. (Available in mini & large sizes)....

  • Small Nativity
  • Pony Storyteller
    Handprinted and embedded with genuine turquoise, the children embrace the pony for a ride as stories are told about this spirit animal that symbolizes resilience in the face of adversity and the importance of spiritual well-being....

  • Pony Storyteller
  • Pueblo Harvest Celebration
    Majestic in its size and detail, this vase becomes a canvas for Lawrence’s rendition of the pueblo’s celebration of a plentiful harvest. Each vase is glossy/matte black-on-black and is embedded with genuine turquoise....

  • Pueblo Harvest Celebration