Gonzales, Barbara – Black and Sienna Jar with Feather Designs (1974)
Barbara Gonzales is a great-great-granddaughter of Maria Martinez. She is known for her innovative pottery which combines etched designs along with inset stones. This jar has a sharp shoulder and a sloping neck. The piece is etched after the firing with 19 feathers. The area by the tips and tails of each feather are “tow-toned” sienna. The jar was fired to a near gunmetal coloration. It is signed in the clay, “Than-Moo-Whe”, which is Barbara’s name in Tewa. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.