Gonzales, Barbara – Black and Sienna Jar with Feather Designs (1974)

5"w x 3.75"h

$ 400.00

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.