Curran, Ursula – Black Jar with Feather and Cloud Deisgns
Ursula Curran is a daughter of noted potter Dolores Curran and Alvin Curran. She is named after her grandmother, noted potter Ursulita Naranjo. Ursula is known for her intricately painted miniature pottery. This jar is fully polished and intricately painted. Ursula has to paint each piece up to five times to get the color of the matte painted areas deep and consistent enough! The jar has a low shoulder and it is very highly polished. There is a tightly painted feather design around the shoulder of the jar. Below are cloud patterns It is very intricately painted for the size! Not only does it take multiple layers of clay to paint the designs, but all the design work must be done before firing. The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Ursula Curran”.