Ami, Ramona – Water Jar with Four Moths (1998)
Ramona Ami (b. 1929) was a daughter of Emma and Hale Adams. She learned to make pottery from her sister, Marcella Kahe. She was known for her use of traditional techniques, designs, and outdoor firing. This jar is coil built and painted with bee-weed (black) and a red clay slip. The jar has a round shoulder and a turned-out rim. The inside of the neck is also fully polished. The jar is painted with four moths on the shoulder. They are separated by cloud and rain designs. Below the shoulder are a three mesa design, along with rain patterns. The jar was traditionally fired so there are blushes on the surface. It is signed on the bottom, “Ramona Ami”. It is in very good with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.