Curran, Ursula – Red Wedding Vase with Avanyu & Cloud Designs
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 wedding vase is fully polished red and intricately painted with buff clay. Amazingly, she has to paint each piece up to five times to get the color of the matte painted areas deep and consistent enough! The wedding vase has rain and cloud designs painted on the spouts. Around the body of the vase are rainbows, an avanyu, and near the base are clouds, rain, and mountain designs. WOW! A LOT of design for the size of the piece. 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”.