A noted potter, whose tradition-based designs are beautifully formed, and have a contemporary flair in the painted decorations.
This stunning, large olla demonstrates the flowing and sinuous lines for which she is known.
The form of the pot is elegant; it is oval in shape, rather than globular.
Flatter forms are more difficult to achieve than fully round ones, since the coils of clay are liable to collapse from their own weight, during the formation of the piece.
Four parrots cover the entire pot, along with plant-like elements, all in a bold, oversized scale.
However, the lines are so fluid, and there is so much white space left, that there is a sense of tranquil harmony.
Dark brick red, lighter orange-y red, and a pale coral, contrast with the black-on-white lines.
Red clay slip has been diluted to make the lighter hues; wild spinach paint makes the black and brown.
The whole is a symphony of swooping, lyrical grace.
Every element contributes to the whole, and is lovely in itself.
The potting is perfect; the painting not only meticulous, but beautifully nuanced.
This pot is spectacular, but in a very serene, elegant way.
An important and ravishing piece by this honored potter.