Holt, Lisa & Harlan Reano – Jar with Wild Spinach Plant Designs
Lisa Holt and Harlan Reano make an amazing team, working to create innovative pottery using traditional techniques. Lisa makes the pottery and it is painted by Harlan. Each piece is painted with native clays (red, white) while the black is wild spinach (a plant). They are also traditionally fired. This water jar is an elegant shape with the high shoulder and elongated neck. The piece is fully painted with a very complex and elaborate design! The imagery is based on the wild spinach plant, used for the black paint on the pottery. This plant design can be see around the shoulder and near the base of the jar. There are additional plant and lightning motifs around the surface. It’s exciting to see such a fully designed jar and with such amazing intricacy of patterns! Lisa and Harlan have won numerous awards over the years. This jar is signed on the bottom.