Antonio, Frederica – “Micro Square” Bowl with Square Opening
This is an extraordinary new piece by Frederica Antonio. She 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 which are then filled in to create larger images in the squares. This jar is painted with her “micro squares”. Each square is even smaller than her normally painted ones. It takes more time, but the result is stunning with incredible detail and precision to the designs! This jar has four lighting patterns painted with two different colors of clay. Separating them are rain, corn, lighting, and wind patterns. The mouth of the bowl is carved in a square shape. 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 creates a piece that is visually stunning! The jar is signed on the bottom, “F. A. Antonio”.