Lizard and Kokopelli Seed Pot


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One half of a renowned couple acclaimed for their meticulous interpretations of historic, traditional pottery, Barbara usually paints the large, perfectly formed ollas that her husband Joseph coils.

Every once in a while she makes a piece by herself, so this seed pot is an infrequent, as well as delightful, work – and highly collectible.

She combines both her Hopi and Acoma heritage in this one little gem: The geometric and fine-line tradition of Acoma, and the Kokopelli figure of the Hopi.

Kokopelli is the seed-blowing Bringer of Life, animating crops and all living matter.

Lizards are iconic desert creatures who eat pesky insects and are also considered to be healers.

The zig-zag lines may refer to lightning, as there are rain signs, as well.

The orange and yellow are natural pigments; diluted red clay slips. The brown comes from wild spinach paint mixed with a bit of the red clay slip.

The entire piece is hand made, from clay to form, to paint, to firing.

Signed “Barbara Cerno”  alone, for you collectors.


Additional information


Vegetal Paint, Natural Handmade Clay and Clay Slips


2 3/4" diameter x 1 " H