Folwell, Susan – “Land of the Lost, Lost in the Land” Clay Tile

13"w x 10.5"h

$ 1,500.00

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 “Land of the Lost, Lost in the Land“.  The tile is made from micaceous clay.   Susan created an edge to the tile so that it looks like a piece of petrified wood!  It is exceptional!  The central section is painted with a roadside view along Route 66 with abandoned cars and old signs.  She says it is about the symmetry of the Petrified Forest along Route 66 and the lost world of Route 66.  It’s fantastic on all levels! The tile 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.”