Holt, Lisa & Harlan Reano – 9″ Tall Water Jar with Wild Spinach Designs (2024)

7"w x 9"h

$ 2,600.00

This is a striking water jar by Lisa Holt and Harlan Reano.  They make an amazing team, working to create innovative pottery using traditional techniques.  Lisa makes the pottery and it is painted by Harlan.  This jar has a high shoulder and a short neck.  The surface is painted with modernized “wild spinach” plants. That is the plant used to make the black coloration on the pottery.  The plants are painted around the jar and highlighted with red clay. The red “dots” are the pollen of the flowers.  Note how the design matches and accentuates the shape of the jar!  It is exciting to see a piece with this amount of dynamic artistry.  The materials are all traditional as the red and cream are both native clays while the black is wild spinach (a plant). The jar is traditionally fired outdoors.  It is signed on the bottom, “Lisa Holt & Harlan Reano”.   Interestingly, I judged their pottery the first year they entered at Santa Fe Indian Market and it has been exciting to watch them evolve in shapes and designs over the years.