Unadorned Red OllaCaroline Loretto
One of the many, many potters at Jemez Pueblo (Walatowa), and, like many of them, related to other well-known potters; in this case, Geraldine Sandia, her sister. It takes courage and confidence to make a plain pot, unadorned except for the stone polish, because there is no decoration to camouflage little glitches. This well-formed olla not only boasts an unusual and interesting shape, but proudly displays its hand rubbed stone polish.Totally traditional, it is made from the local, Jemez red clay which was gathered, mixed, coiled, smoothed, pit-fired and polished with a stone – all entirely by hand.An attractive, honestly made piece, perfect to round out, or begin, a collection without breaking into the piggy bank.
Height: 4 1/2″ Diameter: 4 3/8″