Folwell, Jody – Red and Black Water Jar
Jody Folwell is known for her creative pottery shapes and designs. This jar is one of her traditional Santa Clara shapes with a round shoulder and short neck. The jar is fully polished, even on the inside of the neck. The jar was traditionally fired outside. The black comes at the end of firing when she places a piece of cow manure against the top and it creates the dark coloration from the smoke. The “dots” are from the ash falling onto the clay surface. The result is that each time there is a different appearance to the black, which makes the work unique. It is signed on the bottom, “Jody”.