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Curran, Dolores – Miniature Bear

Curran, Dolores – Miniature Bear

1.5" long x 1.25"h
$ 325.00
Availability: Out of stock

This is an intricately painted miniature bear by Dolores.  It is polished red and then painted buff-on-red.  Did you know that for her painted designs, Dolores paints over the designs between four and five times? First, she has to polish the piece and then the designs are painted onto the surface.  The first time is to outline the design, the over the same area to deepen the outline coloration.  Then the designs are filled-in and then painted over again. Finally, the entire piece is painted over one more time for consistency in color!  This small bear has a cloud and rain design on its back.   The piece is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Dolores Curran”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.


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Artist

Artist

Curran, Dolores (b. 1954)

Dolores Curran

Dolores Curran

Dolores Curran is the sister of potter Geri Naranjo and mother of Ursula Curran.  Delores began making pottery at a very early age.  Dolores is originally from Santa Clara, but when she married, she moved to San Juan Pueblo.  Dolores has long been known for her miniatures in a buff on red style of pottery. The talent in miniature works has been handed down from Ursula. She has also been creating San Juan style pieces which were inspired by the work of her husband, Alvin. Each piece is incised with designs which are then slipped with various clays or stone polished and then traditionally fired outdoors.  Dolores does not copy or record her designs as she wants to make each work more original.
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