Antonio, Frederica – Jar with Cloud Patterns
This jar is a classic olla shape by Frederica Antonio. The jar is coil built and then painted. She uses a series of fine vertical and horizontal lines which are then filled in to create larger images in the squares. The designs on this bowl are bands of cloud designs. They create a very modernist appearance on this piece. The base of the jar is concave, reminiscent of historic Acoma jars which were carried on the head. This combination of thin walls, classic shape, and tightly painted design create a piece which is visually stunning! The jar is signed on the bottom.