Antonio, Frederica – Large Infinity Rim Jar with Butterfly Design
Frederica Antonio calls this shape of a bowl with the inturned rim, and “Infinity Rim”. This large jar is coil built and as she is building it she turns the rim down into the bowl. The result is a striking appearance with the feel of the designs flowing into the piece. She uses a series of fine vertical and horizontal lines which are then filled in to create larger images in the squares. The jar has checkerboard designs in black-and-white along with butterflies created using red clay slips. They seem to simply float across the surface of the jar. It is an amazingly intricate yet flowing use of design and form. 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.