Gonzales, Rose – Red Carved Long Neck Jar
This carved jar is a classic vessel by San Ildefono potter Rose Gonzales. She is often considered the first at San Ildefonso Pueblo to make carved pottery. However, over the course of her career, she created a variety of styles including plainware, painted and carved pottery. This jar is carved on the sides with lightning and rain patterns. Rose was famous for her “cameo” style of carving with the use of negative space and rounded edges. The jar is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Rose”.