Coriz, Hilda – Jar with Flower Designs (2004)
This is a tall jar by Hilda Coriz. Hilda would coil build each piece and she also painted some of her pieces after Arthur passed away in 1998. This jar has a sharp shoulder and a short neck. There are flower designs painted around the neck, above the shoulder, and below the shoulder. The painting was done with natural clay slips (white and red) and then wild spinach (black). There is a “spirit line” or break in the painted design on the rim, which then extends down through the entire design! This goes back to historic Kewa pottery when the artist would use the spirit line to release their spirit or connection from the vessel. The bowl is signed on the bottom, “Hilda Coriz”. The bowl is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.