Ebelacker, Virginia – Red Double Shoulder Water Jar (1980s)

5.5"w x 5"h

$ 1,000.00

Virginia Ebelacker was the first daughter of noted potter Margaret Tafoya.  She was known for large-sized pottery and her use of deeply carved designs.  This is a smaller piece of her pottery but in the shape of some of her classic work. The jar has a double shoulder or “rainbow ridge”.  The neck has a slightly turned-out rim. The neck has four bear paws impressed into the clay. The bear paws are symbolic of a Pueblo story where the bear leads people to water during a drought. The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Virginia Ebelacker”.  It is from the 1980s.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.  Her sons Richard and James were both known for their distinctive large pottery.