A leading potter of the new Casas Grande style, Edmundo is especially known for his exquisite polish, which has a remarkably lustrous gunmetal sheen. The extraordinary sheen seen here is the equal of the best of Maria Martinez’ famed San Ildefonso Pueblo pottery.
Formed from hand made clay, coiled, smoothed, scraped, stone polished, and pit fired, Paquime Indian work, from Casas Grande are made just like traditional pottery of the Pueblos, from whom they are descended. Following the collapse of the Pueblo revolt, many fled south, to what is now northern Mexico. Discovered in the 1970’s, Paquime pottery has developed into a major source of fine work.
This stunning jar has a fabulous finish and an unusual, squared neck, over an elegant tapered base. Completely unadorned, the breathtaking , polished finish is coupled with equally gorgeous form and proportion It has all the glamour of Hollywood Art Deco; and all the minimalism of contemporary taste. Such a combination of skill and esthetics is really priceless but, thanks to a different economy, this fabulous piece is very accessible!