Folwell, Susan – “Goose Hunter” Three Piece Set (Couse)
Jar: 10"w x 6"h Hunter: 7" x 7" Drop of water: 2.5" long
This is a phenomenal set by Susan Folwell. It is part of her “Taos Light” series. She is one of the exciting innovators in Pueblo pottery. 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 piece is inspired by a painting by EI Couse. Susan said of this piece:
“I wanted to create an unusual type of “canteen”. Here it has a long neck, and I made it look like a goose neck. I love this painting by Couse of the hunter watching the geese fly into the sky. I wanted to capture that look and coloration. The canteen has the goose neck flopping on one side and the water has spilled out, refleting the hunter and the sky.”
The jar is white and painted with geese. The neck is sculptural in style and perfectly fits the creative idea of the piece. The larger piece with the hunter is beautifully painted and note the subtle image of the goose! We had a museum mount made for two of the pieces. As is typical with Susan’s pottery, they are thoughtful and creative. It is signed on the bottom, “Susan Folwell”.