Candelario, Hubert – 8″ Tall Puzzle Seedpot (1999)
Hubert Candelario is one of the few potters working at San Felipe Pueblo. This is one of his iconci “puzzle pots”. The piece is coil-built and then carved with a “puzzle” pattern that encircles the entire surface! The recessed carved area is slipped with a black mineral clay. The surface is micaceous and Hubert says he may apply up to eight coats of micaceous slip over and over to get an even tonality to the surface. There is a modern feel about this unique design which has a very free-flowing motion across the surface of the large seedpot. This piece is from 1999 and it is signed, “Hubert Candelario”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks restoration or repair.