Folwell, Susan – 14″ Tall “Gallup” Asymmetric Rim Jar

8"w x 14"h

$ 4,000.00

Susan Folwell is one of the exciting innovators in Pueblo pottery.  This new jar is for her current show, “Roads Well Traveled: Route 66“.  This piece is entitled “Gallup“.  The jar is coil-built and a round shoulder and asymmetric rim.  The jar is made from micaceous clay and then painted after it was fired.  The jar has scenes from along Route 66 in Gallup, NM.  She has the classic stops, from Richardson’s to El Rancho Hotel.  Susan said it’s always the “halfway” stop on the way to Arizona or California and all the places never seem to change over the decades.  The piece is charming, clever, and fun. The micaceous clay gives a sparkle that seems to shine through the design as if the past was still twinkling in the present.   The jar is signed, Susan Folwell.

Susan says of this show:

“I’ve been taking trips and traveling along Route 66 in Arizona and New Mexico since I was a kid.  There is so much to see, interpret, and wonder about that past!  Much of the area lends itself to my natural interest in the obscure and unusual.  Neon signs from half a century ago still serve a purpose and are still in working order.  Curio shops are all along the route with enough to feed my imagination for weeks.  It history and reflection, a strange reflection of where we were as a country and a nostalgia that seems to continue to push through the cracks of time.  Honstely, it’s a walk down memory lane and there isn’t much about it, no matter how weird or unexpected, that just doesn’t make me want to smile.  I like that.”