Chino, Brian – Star Burst Fine-Line Lidded Jar (1990’s)
Brian Chino was a son of noted potter Edna Chino and a brother of Jay Vallo and Corrine Chino. He began making pottery in 1988. This is one of his classic miniatures. The jar is fully painted with very thin lines to create an interlocking star pattern. Along the shoulder and at the base are feathers painted over a red clay slip. There is an elongated neck and then a small round lid which is slipped red. His work was always exceptional for the size. This piece is signed, “B. Chino” on the bottom. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.