Dunlap, Carmelita – Wide Shoulder Jar with Rain Patterns (1979)
Carmelita Dunlap is one of the San Ildefono potters best known for her large vessels. This jar is smaller for her work, but highly polished and tightly painted. The design is a series of rain and prayer feathers patterns. The feather patterns vary as the jar is turned. The jar itself is highly polished and fired a brown-black coloration. It is this distinctive coloration for which she was best known. The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Carmelita Dunlap”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. Definitely a smaller classic of her work!