Blue Corn (1921 - 1999)
This is a classic polychrome water jar by Blue Corn. She is often best known for her polychrome pottery and her creative use of various clay slips on her pottery. She learned to make pottery from Maria Martinez at San Ildefonso. This tall jar has a round shoulder and an elongated neck. The top half is polished tan/cream while the bottom half is polished red. The neck has a cloud design and there are 24 painted feathers above the shoulder. Around the shoulder are three lines, one light brown, one green, and one dark brown. Near the base are three tadpoles painted black. The jar has five different colors of clay, making it a true polychrome (more than three colors). It was traditionally fired. The jar is signed on the bottom “Blue Corn, San Ildefonso”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.