Since 1982, Bryans Gallery has represented exceptional artistry of the Southwest and the Eight Northern Pueblos. We have estate and contemporary paintings, sculpture, jewelry, pottery, rugs and baskets. Some of the finest rare examples of Southwestern American Indian arts and craft can be found in our gallery, a brick and mortar building in Taos, New Mexico.Our staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Hand-built, hand-glazed nine-piece, clay nativity set by Ann Graffy. Set includes Mary and Joseph, baby and cradle. Sheep, and shepherd, and woven rug. Figures a pproximately 4 1/2" x 1 3/4 " x 1 3/4", sheep approx 2 1/2 "x 1 1/4" x 2 7/8", baby and cradle approx 1 1/2" x 1 3/4" x 3/8", Rug approx 6 1/2" x 5 3/4.
Colors of rugs and designs on figures vary and may not be exactly the same as those pictured. Ann was born to an Illinois farming family on March 21, 1953.
She became interested in art during her early childhood and later began formal studies at the University of Arkansas where she received her bachelors degree. During Anns college years she entered into a religious community and became a Roman Catholic nun with the Sisters of Mercy. In her ten years of service to the order, Ann taught various art classes and developed art programs for many parochial schools. Fortunately, the Sisters of Mercy encouraged Ann to continue her own artistic development.
She designed and executed several murals and other public works while creating a multitude of graphic designs for cards and calendars. After ten years of religious life, Ann left the order to become a wife and mother.Since that time she has received many private commissions for paintings and sculptures, including a four by six foot multi-media piece for a health center in Loredo, Texas. Ann has exhibited her work in a two woman show at Fort Smith Art Center, Arkansas. She also had a show at the Jemez National Monument, New Mexico. The Jemez National Monument show was Anns first attempt at offering her art work in a commercial market.
She is quite prolific and her work is always of high quality with a strong, warm feeling. I think, basically, I tell stories with clay. Clay is simple, direct and ancient. Good ingredients for a story. Its not really all that neat and worked out.
Clay is forgiving and easy and it feels so good. I really just like it.The item "Nine-Piece Handmade Clay Nativity Set by Ann Graffy, 4.5H" is in sale since Monday, November 20, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Western Americana\Figures & Statues". The seller is "mbsteger" and is located in Taos, New Mexico. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam.