Curran, Ursula – San Juan Style Clay Bird With Feather Design
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 is a bird effigy made from clay. It is made in the style of classic Ohkay Owingeh (San Juan Pueblo) pottery. The head and wings are polished red. They are painted with cloud designs. The body of the bird is incised with a feather and cloud design. The lines are deeply incised into the clay and highlighted with red and white clay slips. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Ursula Curran”.