Chavarria, Denise – Jar with Carved Avanyu
Denise Chavarria (b. 1959) is a daughter of noted potter Stella Chavarria and a granddaughter of Teresita Naranjo. Each piece is coil built, carved, stone polished, and traditionally fired. This jar is carved with an avany (water serpent) around the shoulder. The remainder of the jar has cloud and water designs. The area around the neck is highly polished and plain in contrast to the deep carved designs. The jar is highly polished and fired a deep black. It is signed on the bottom, “Denise Chavarria”.