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