Chavarria, Stella – Jar with Feather and Cloud Designs
Stella Chavarria is a daughter of noted potter Teresita Naranjo and a granddaughter of Christina Naranjo. This is a classic piece of her pottery. The jar has a feather pattern around the neck. Note how the feathers bend over the shoulder! Below the shoulder is a cloud design. There is certainly a similarity to the work of her mother with the flow of carving and carving depth. It is signed on the bottom in the clay. The piece is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. While Stella makes very little pottery today her work continues to reflect Santa Clara pottery traditions.