Gonzales, Juanita – Carved Jar with Avanyu
This jar by Juanita Gonzales is classic style of their work. Juanita learned the cameo style of carving from Rose Gonzales. The neck of the jar is carved with a rain pattern. The body of the piece has the clay fully carved away to reveal the encircling avanyu. The style of the avanyu, with the round incised eye, is very similar to that of Rose Gonzales. The bottom of the jar is matte. The contrast of the raised polished surfaces and the surrounding matte areas creates a very striking appearance. The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Juanita”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.