Abeita, Karen – Large Jar with Shard Designs
Karen Abeita is known for her traditional and innovative Hopi-Tewa pottery. This large, wide bowl is painted with bee-weed (black) and a red clay slip and then traditionally fired. Karen is known for her very intricately painted pottery. The jar is stunning with a very wide shape and a flat top surface. There are a series of pottery shards, which are interconnected on the surface. Each of the shards has a different Hopi-Tewa design. There are lightly etched “edges” to each of the shards. The jar was traditionally fired to create the blushes. It is signed on the bottom in bee-weed, “Karen Abeita”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.