A wonderful olla by this Laguna Pueblo potter who is known for her traditional designs, as well as traditional technique.
The gracefully energetic rainbow, or water, band curls sinuously around the piece, focusing the eye on the plant symbols that flow above and below it.
The polychrome palette of red clay slip and wild-plant black stands out beautifully against the pure white Laguna clay.
The design is crisply painted and beautifully conceived to emphasize and harmonize with the classic form of the pot.
Serene, as well as full of movement, the flowing design just rivets the observer’s attention.
Bold, but not busy, this olla would complement contemporary surroundings as easily as rustic, traditional, or Western.
The award-winning potter has reduced her output in recent years, but the quality and artistry are as evident as always.
6 3/4″ H x 6 1/2″ W