Chavarria, Denise – Red Water Jar with Carved Avanyu and 17 Feathers
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 17 feathers around the neck. Around the shoulder is a classic avanyu (water serpent) design. The remainder of the jar has cloud and water designs. The jar is highly polished and fired a deep red coloration. It is signed on the bottom, “Denise Chavarria”.