This is a pair of Taos Mica Clay and Silver Inlay fired earrings by Taos Pueblo Artist Pam Lujan-Hauer. The earrings feature the image of Flowing Water. All silver components of the earrings are sterling silver.
The earrings measure approximately 1 1/2 inch long as measured from the center of the French Loop to the bottom of the setting and are 3/8 inch wide at the widest point. Total weight of the pair is 3.3 grams.
Pam is a member of the Taos Pueblo Tribe of New Mexico. She started making pottery and jewelry as a child being inspired by her great aunts Josephine Ortiz and Anita Lujan. All of her work is comprised of Taos micaceous clay, all hand gathered by Pam according to native tradition. All of her pieces are pit or kiln fired. Her current works incorporate a silver inlay that captures the minerals in the clay during firing. The combination creates a diverse color within the mica clay. Pam’s work can be seen at the Department of Interior, Washington DC, Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, Heard Museum, Phoenix and the Harwood Museum of Arts, Taos.