Folwell, Jody – Red and 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 wide shoulder and an asymmetric rim. This piece is fully polished and traditionally fired. The black comes at the end of firing when she places a piece of cow manure against the top and side of the jar and it creates the dark coloration from the smoke. 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