Abstract Black Seed Pot with Turquoise
Melissa Salazar of Santa Clara Pueblo is the sister of Alfred Salazar, and they often make pottery together. This beautiful pot, however, is entirely her own.
Abstract in design, this seed pot has a slightly larger hole on the top that faces out rather than up. The hole rests at the pointed top, which leads down to the first of two “lips”. In the center of the first lip, in line with the mouth of the pot, is a small, turquoise cabochon, outlined with tiny radiating lines.
The pot was made with hand-gathered clay that was then coiled and built, fired, and then stone polished which gives it that magnificent shine.
A truly unique pot with interest from every angle, made the traditional way, it would look beautiful on a bookcase or mantle!