Bourdon, Birdell – Carved & Painted Jar with Handles
Birdell Bourdon (b. 1957) is a daughter of Marie Sisneros. She learned to make pottery from her mother. She has been making pottery since she was ten years old. This jar is coil built and stone polished. One side has a painted cloud and the other is carved with a kiva step pattern. The piece is very highly polished. There are handles on each side and they are matte. The bowl is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Birdell”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.