Antonio, Frederica – Jar with Cloud and Wind Designs
Frederica Antonio is renowned 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 a wind design around the neck and extending down from the shoulder. Separating the cloud designs are complex wind designs. 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, “F. V. Antonio”.