Blue Corn – Jar with Feather Pattern (1980s)
While Blue Corn is one of the innovative San Ildefonso potters of the late 1900s. She is often best known for her polychrome pottery but began her career making black pottery. This jar is from the 1980s. The shape is one for which she was well known, with the low shoulder and sloping sides. It is very highly polished and painted with a feather pattern. The design encircles the entire bowl. It is fired a deep black. It is signed in the clay, “Blue Corn”. The bowl is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.