Folwell, Susan – “Indian Encampment at Sunset” Clay Spool and Needle
7.25"w x 7"h Spool 15.5" long Needle
This is a striking clay piece from Susan. 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 Joseph Henry Sharp and it is entitled, “Encampment of Crow Indians” in 1908. Susan has taken this dynamic painting as the foundation for this work in clay. She has designed a thread spool with the writing on the top, “Sharp Sewing Co., Crow Agency, MT”. The clay pieces is in the shape of a spool of thread. The design encircles the piece and is painted onto the clay. There is an additional clay “needle” that sits beside the piece (or can sit inside!). This piece is entitled, “Indian Encampment at Sunset”. Simply stunning coloration and design!