Borts-Medlock, Autumn – “Breaking Through the Clouds” Sculptural Jar

8"w x 12.5"h

$ 12,000.00

WOW!  THis is an exceptional jar by Autumn Borts-Medlock.  She is known for her often fancifully carved pottery.  This piece is entitled, Breaking Through the Clouds”.  It is a large jar that is fully carved.  The piece has a very sculptural appearance with carved clouds. There are carved birds flying across the surface.  Each bird is stone polished red and green.  Autumn said she wanted to use the clay to give them a sense of motion in both colors and in her carving.  The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Autumn Borts-Medlock”.

“These pieces were inspired by watching the clouds at Puye Cliffs (the ancestral home of the Santa Clara people) and at the Pueblo. I wanted to carve into the clay to create multiple layers on each piece.  More importantly, I wanted to create a sense of movement.  I did this through both colorations of the clouds and layers of carving. The cloud colorations combine several colors of clay and are meant to appear as if they are moving and you can see through them.  The birds are captured in flight, amongst the clouds and the cliffs.”