Candelario, Hubert – Jar with Four Dragonflies and Circular Holes (2018)
Hubert Candelario is one of the few potters from San Felipe Pueblo. He has been known for his micaceous pottery for over thirty years. This is one of the larger and most creative pieces we have had from him. This distinctive jar has four dragonflies carved into the clay in the open space. Each dragonfly is made up of oval and circular shapes. Dragonflies are often represented as prayer messengers. The dragonflies here are surrounded by circular holes in various sizes. Belive it or not, there are almost 100 other holes carving ino the piece! WOW! It is a wonderfully complex piece he has created! The piece is slipped 3 to 4 times with a micaceous clay before they are fired. It is the multiple layers of mica which give the jar such sparkle and deep coloration. This is a new piece is from 2018 and an exciting variation on his style and designs.
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