Folwell, Jody – Black Jar with Asymmetric Rim
Jody Folwell is known for her creative pottery shapes and designs. This jar is one of her classic shapes with a round shoulder and an asymmetric rim. This piece is fully polished and traditionally fired black. Jody began making vessels with the asymmetric rim in the 1970s and they have become a signature of her creative pottery. It is signed on the bottom, “Jody”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.
“For the asymmetrical shape, I early on thought about how everything was so symmetrical in the Indian world. How far can I go to make a change? It was a little tiny change of not having everything so symmetrical. Once that became a part of Pueblo tradition, I went on to something else.” Jody Folwell, Spoken Through Clay