Ebelacker, Richard – Swirl Melon Jar (1970s)
Richard Ebelacker was a grandson of Margaret Tafoya and was known for his large vessels and traditional shapes. This is a round jar with a short neck. It has twelve indented melon ribs carved into the clay at a swirl. The entire piece is fully polished to a glossy shine. It is fired a deep black. The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Richard Ebelacker”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.