Gachupin, Candelaria – Jar with Birds (1976)
Candelaria Gachupin was a granddaughter of noted potter Rosalea Toribio and the daughter of Maria Bridgett. She taught both her daughter Dora Tse-Pe and son-in-law, Ralph Aragon, to make pottery. This jar was originally purchased in 1976. Candelaria was known for her stylized birds, which have long legs and are a visual “signature” to her pottery. This jar has three sections of birds with plants, separated by a polished red lightning band. Around the neck is a could pattern. We do not often see a lot of her pottery but there is certainly a striking appearance to her designs. This jar is signed on the side, “Candelaria Gachupin, Zia Pueblo”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.
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