Gonzales, Barbara – Black and Sienna Jar with Feather Designs (1983)

4"w x 3.5"h

$ 600.00

Barbara Gonzales is a great-great-granddaughter of Maria Martinez.  She is known for her innovative pottery which combines etched designs with inset stones.  This jar has a sharp shoulder and elongated neck.  It is etched with a classic feather design extending down from the neck.  Separating them are bird and rain designs.  There are inset pieces of turquoise.  There is her hallmark spider below the shoulder with a single inset piece of turquoise. It is signed in the clay, “Than-Moo-Whe”, which is Barbara’s name in Tewa.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.