Folwell, Susan – “Tucumcari” Large Water Jar

10.75"w x 10.75"h

$ 4,000.00

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, “Tucumari”.  The jar is coil-built and has a round shoulder and an elongated neck. The body of the jar is polished tan.  The inside and outside of the neck are painted with clouds.  Around the neck are various scenes from around Tucumari, NM.  It appears a bit desolate with a few curio buildings, Route 66 signs, and an empty parking lot that looks a lot like the tan polished jar itself!  There is something about this jar that is creative and humorous on various levels from design to color.  The classic water jar shape is simply elegant!   The jar 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.”