Dunlap, Carmelita – Brown Fired Jar with Rain Designs (1980s)

8.5"w x 6.5"h

$ 975.00

This is a striking water jar by Carmelita Dunlap.  It is the famous “brown” coloration for which she and her son Carlos are famous. The jar is from the late 1980s and it is fully polished and painted.  The jar has a distinctive shape with a round shoulder and a short neck. The neck of the jar has rain, cloud and lightning designs. The body of the jar has flowing clouds, rain, and lightning patterns. Note the use of the open space as part of the design imagery.  The jar is highly stone polished and fired a deep brown coloration.  The brown firing is one for which she and Carlos Dunlap, her son, were famous.  The contrast of the polished and matte surfaces on the jar is striking, giving the imagery a more dramatic appearance.   Typical of her work, there is a lot of open space to let the polishing, shine, and simplicity of design each stand on their own. The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Carmelita Dunlap”.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.