Antonio, Frederica – Four Seasons Jar with Sunset Rim
Frederica Antonio is renown for her intricately painted pottery. Each piece is coil built and then finely painted. Her designs are a series of fine vertical and horizontal lines that are then filled in to create larger images in the squares. This jar is a classic olla shape with a high shoulder and a short neck. Frederica has painted the Four Seasons in the black-and-white sections of the jar. The neck of the jar has a sunset design with the red and tan coloration meant to represent the setting sun over the mesa. The base of the jar is concave, reminiscent of historic Acoma jars that were carried on the head. This combination of thin walls, classic shape, and tightly painted design creates a piece that is visually stunning! The jar is signed on the bottom.