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Shy Watermelon Koshare


Tall clay Koshare figure holding a slice of watermelon. Felt kilt, dried corn husks in headdress. Adorably winsome expression.

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Wife, mother, model, and superstar award-winning potter, Kathleen comes from a family of award-winning artists: mother Fannie Loretto, brothers Adrian and Marcus Wall are all well-known and esteemed talents. Kathleen is especially known for her figures in clay, from table size to life-size. Koshares, the striped Pueblo clowns, are one of her favorite subjects, as here.

We are thrilled to have another original clay figure from this celebrated artist, because she often creates bronze multiples, now, and/or series of figures for museum exhibits of her work. She almost always sells out completely, the first day of Santa Fe Indian Market and all other shows. Recently, she won Best in Show at the Eiteljorg Museum show, one of the three most prestigious in the USA!

Often, her Koshares have smiles as wide as her own, but this charming fellow is a bit shy, it seems. Is he offering you a slice of watermelon, or accepting one? In both cases, he is slightly stooped, with a delightfully sweet, tentative expression. You just want to hug him!  Created traditionally of hand-gathered clay, then mixed, coiled, smoothed by hand, and painted with natural clay slips and vegetal paint, he is a fine example of her award-winning art.

Imposing in size, but easy to display, this sculpture in clay is a stellar piece for your home or office, by a leading contemporary potter.

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Vegetal Paint, Buckskin, Dried Corn Husks, Felt, Natural Clay


21" high including corn husks x 6" wide x 6" deep, Base is 6" wide x 6 1/2" deep