Ami, Loren – Large “Hummingbird in Flight” Jar (1990s)

9.5"w x 6"h

$ 2,500.00

The pottery of Loren Ami is inspired by traditional Hopi designs and forms. Each piece is coil-built, stone polished, painted with native clays (red) and bee-weed (black), and outdoor fired.  This jar is one of his classic shapes with a wide, round shoulder and a short neck. The jar has a “Hummingbird in Flight” design.  The head of each of the hummingbirds (there are two) is turned downward. The tails are slipped in red and extend toward the shoulder.  Note the complexity of the design in the hatchure line work!  The jar is traditionally fired to create the blushes on the surface.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Loren Ami”.  There is a spider as his hallmark, as he is Spider Clan.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.