Aguino, Martina & Diego – Incised Potsuwi’i Jar (1980) with Ribbon
Martina Aguino began making pottery in the late 1930s period. By the late 1960s through the 1970s she continued to make pottery with her son, Diego Aguino. She would make the vessel and he would create the designs. This jar is exceptional in design, coloration, and size. The rim and base are fully polished red. The area from the shoulder to the neck is corrugated with triangular designs. However, note that in each of the corrugated triangles, Diego added some micaceous clay! Around the side the jar is incised with Potsuwi’i inspired designs. It is a striking variation of the design that is incised into the clay with crisp lines. The background recessed area is slipped with mica. The jar was traditionally fired which adds to the depth of coloration. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. The jar is signed, “Diego Aguino Martina Aguino”. The jar has a blue ribbon (first place) from the 1980 Eight Northern Pueblo Show.