Chavarria, Denise – Jar with Feather and Avanyu Designs
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 a feather pattern around the neck. There are fourteen feathers. Around the shoulder is a classic avanyu (water serpent) design. The jar is highly polished and fired a deep black. It is signed on the bottom, “Denise Chavarria”.