Antonio, Frederica – “Swirling Sunset Clouds” Design Jar
This jar is a colorful piece from Frederica Antonio. 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 has interlocking clouds as the pattern. On this piece, they swirl down from the neck tot he base. The cloud patterns have areas painted with two different colors of clay. The black is bee-weed (a plant). 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. Antonio”.