Candelaria, Daryl – Large Traditional San Felipe Jar with Birds and Rainbows
Daryl Candelaria is one of the few potters working at San Felipe Pueblo. He studied both historic and contemporary pottery at the School of American Research in Santa Fe, NM. This is a complex traditional design on a San Felipe water jar. The jar is coil-built, slipped with white clay and painted with brown and red clay slips. The jar has three different Pueblo birds as the design. They are each underneath a rainbow. They are rain, cloud, and thunder patterns. It is a dynamic and fluid pattern that encompassed the entire surface of the jar. The dark brown clay has just a bit of mica which gives it a “sparkle”. It is signed, “Daryl Candelaria” on the bottom, and it is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. Definitely, a creative jar inspired by the traditional designs of San Felipe Pueblo!