Folwell, Susan – “Reclining Woman” Water Jar (Higgins)

4.5"w x 5"h

$ 1,000.00

Susan Folwell is one of the exciting innovators in Pueblo pottery.  This jar is part of her “Taos Light” series.  The focus is on Susan re-interpreting the work of the Taos Society of Artists. This jar is inspired by a painting by Victor Higgins.  Susan says of this jar:

“This painting by Higgins is a powerful piece.  I really wanted to be able to capture the “Higgins Clouds” (last image).  They are the kind of clouds which you only see in Northern New Mexico..

The jar is a classic water jar shape with a round body and a turned-out rim.  The two reclining women are painted so that they are surrounded by the landscape and the clouds.  The jar is signed on the bottom, “Folwell.”

“Viewing Susan Folwell’s intricately designed pottery is like reading a book, as each piece must be turned, examined and viewed from different angles to understand the whole story.”  American Indian Art Magazine, 2005