Folwell, Susan – “Corncob Pipe and the Twins” 2 Piece Set (Hennings)
9" long x 12.75"h
This is a creative set by Susan Folwell. She is one of the exciting innovators in Pueblo pottery. This piece is part of her series, “Taos Light: Canvas to Clay Pueblo Perspectives”. Beginning in 2017, Susan Folwell began a series of clay pieces inspired by and re-interpreting the Taos Society of Artists’ work from 1915-27. The concept of the piece comes from a painting by Hennings with the Baumgartner twin brothers. Susan has been fascinated with them and used them in several of her pieces. For this set, she has created a clay “corn cob pipe”. The pipe is carved and then painted and it has a long handle. The “smoke” has the twins, one on each side. They are standing and sitting. The designs around them are both incised and painted. The smoke swirls around each of them. It is an amazing set and as Susan has said, “What attracted me to this painting was the striking look of the twins. They were the Baumgartner brothers who relocated to Taos. I appreciated the painting captured the essence of the time they lived. I wanted to capture them in an “everyday” moment with their pipes.”. The pipe is well balanced and she has arranged the placement of the “smoke” so the whole set stands together perfectly!