Pottery Making Relatives:

Daughter: Phyllis Johnson Cerna

Daughter: Lauretta Bread

Granddaughter: Antoinette Avis Pinon

Granddaughter: Lauretta Bread II

Born: 1912

Deceased: 1976

 

References:

With special thanks to Kevin Mathew Stevens & Beryl Stevens, thru personal communication directly with the family, the errors previously listed and obtained from the references below have been corrected above.

The Desert Southwest, Four Thousand Years of Life & Art

Allan & Carol Hayes, Ten Speed Press, 2006

Dirt for Making Things, An apprenticeship in Maricopa Pottery

As told to Janet Stoeppelmann by Mary Fernald, Northland Publishing, 1995

 

  

 

1Y Owl Effigy by Vesta Bread

Approximate Dimensions: 4 1/4" by 3"

 

 

2N Vesta Bread Pig Effigy

Approximate Dimensions: 1 5/8" by 1 1/4"

 

3N Maricopa Black-on-Red Bowl signed Vesta Bread

 

4N Maricopa Black-on-Red Vasel signed Vesta B.

This vase is signed Vesta B. however, the family attributes the design to be the hand of Phyllis Johnson Cerna. It is not uncommon for potters of the same family to sit together and make pottery.

 

 

5N Maricopa Black-on-Red Bowl signed Vesta Bread

 

 

6N Maricopa Black-on-Red Bowl signed Vesta Bread

 

7N Maricopa Black-on-Red Bowl signed Vesta Bread

 

 

8N Maricopa Polychrome Snake Effigy Vase Attributed to Vesta Bread

 

 

9Y Maricopa Black-on-Red Frog Effigy bowl by Vesta Bread

Approximate Dimensions: 6" by 3 1/2"

  

  

10N Maricopa Black-on-Red Miniature by Vesta Bread

Approximate Dimensions: 2 1/8" by 2"

 

  

 

11N Maricopa Black-on-Red Owl Effigy by Vesta Bread

Approximate Dimensions: 1 5/8" by 1 1/8"

 

  

 

12N Maricopa Black-on-Red Miniature by Vesta Bread

Approximate Dimensions: 2 1/8" by 2"

 

  

   

13N Maricopa Black-on-Red Tall Necked Vase by Vesta Bread

Approximate Dimensions: 5 1/2" by 3 1/2"

 

14N Maricopa Polychrome Owl by Vesta Bread

 

 

15N Maricopa Black-on-Red Bowl with raised Lizard designl by Vesta Bread (faint signature).

Approximate Dimensions: 5 1/2" by 3 1/2"

 

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