Analla, Calvin – Large Water Jar with Plant Designs
Calvin Analla learned to make pottery from his sister, Yvonne Lucas and her husband, Steve Lucas. This large water jar is thin walled and made with the traditional red clay from Laguna Pueblo. The jar is painted with bee-weed, into which he has mixed some mica. The mica makes reflections in the clay. Calvin is known for his very delicately painted designs. This jar has cloud designs above the shoulder and plant designs below. The thin lines painted with the bee-weed show create a striking contrast with the red clay. It is signed on the bottom.