Nineteenth-Century Style Polychrome OllaDelores Juanico Aragon
Daughter and granddaughter of noted potters, this accomplished artist specializes in small versions of larger, traditional designs.
This superbly formed piece has all the majestic allure of a full-sized olla, and is just as carefully fashioned.
It is of hand made clay, hand coiled and smoothed, and meticulously hand painted with natural colors.
The pattern is an historic one; the artist is committed to preserving the pottery traditions of her family and Pueblo.
She has signed it ” DJ Aragon Acoma, NM”, 1890-1900’s”, noting the origin of the pattern.
The best pottery has a balanced harmony between design and form, and this small but magnificent olla exemplifies that ideal.
The placement of the design elements emphasize the ample curves of the form, and the variety of colors and shapes brings sprightly energy to the piece.
Impeccably formed and decorated, in the traditional way, this is truly a collector’s gem.