Folwell, Kaa – Graffiti Avanyu Water Jar
Kaa Folwell is one of the exciting young potters working today. She is a daughter of Polly Rose Folwell and a granddaughter of Jody Folwell. This is a creative interpretation of a Santa Clara water jar. The neck of the jar has rounded extrusions which can be found on historic Santa Clara pottery. They were often identified as “gourd” designs. The base of the jar is squared off and there is a round shoulder. The shoulder is painted with a “graffiti avanyu”, or Kaa’s modernized version of the avanyu. The base and top are also fully painted, as is the interior. It is an elegant shape with a great textural feel. The coloration is both dynamic and with color almost feels as if it is a utilitarian vessel but also very modern. It is signed on the bottom. It is a beautiful balance of color, form, and design. We are excited to see more from this young potter!