Folwell, Susan – “Hennings at Sunset in the Snow” Jar
8"w x 9"h
Susan Folwell is one of the exciting innovators in Pueblo pottery. This jar is part of her series for, “Peering through Taos Light”. The focus is on Susan re-interpreting the work of the Taos Society of Artists. This jar is inspired by the painting “Passing By” by Ernest Hennings. Susan says of this piece,
“In the painting, it is a scene with the two women walking down the lane. When I was working on this jar in Taos, it was the first snow of the season. I deiced to make it a snow scene instead of an autumn scene.
The color of the jar is the key to this piece. It captures the mood of the sky after a snow and at sunset. The piece is mostly matte, with a single band of the Folwell family “x’s” etched into the clay. The figures are painted but note the use etching around the plants, which gives them just a slight sense of relief. Sometimes less is more and the strength of the design is powerful enough for the jar. The jar is signed on the bottom.