Chino, Marie Z. – Jar with Rain Designs (1970s)
This is a classic jar by Marie Z. Chino. It has the rain and lightning patterns encircling the entire surface. The flow of design is typical of Marie’s painting and part of what has made her one of the great names in Acoma pottery. She is considered one of the “Four Matriarchs” of Acoma pottery. The jar is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair but some slight spalling seen in the photos and not unexpected in work from the 1970s. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Marie Z. Chino”.