Large Knife-Edge Swirl Jar
Dominique descends from generations of fine potters, but creates pieces that are clearly NOT her grandmothers’!
She has won many awards, including Best of Division at Santa Fe Indian Market – the best piece of pottery exhibited that year!
Using time-honored methods and materials, she has developed her own, contemporary styles.
This sharp-edged swirl design is one of the most beautiful.
It began as a roly-poly globe of hand-gathered, -mixed, -coiled and -smoothed local clay.
Then, the artist coated it with scintillating slip: clay from northern New Mexico, naturally full of sparkling flakes of mica.
With a fascinating pinwheel effect, this is the artist’s sophisticated version of traditional gourd pots.
Starting at the top, she cuts deeply into the clay, without any guidelines; just hand-to-eye.
She carefully cuts all the way around to the bottom, and then starts on the next row, and the next.
The stunning, hand-cut knife-edge is one of her signatures; each row is also burnished individually.
Shimmering, and large enough to be a centerpiece, this astonishing pot is a future museum exhibit.
This exquisite jar, and her other pieces, are happy to decorate your home now, beautifully.