Holt, Lisa & Harlan Reano – Standing Frog Clay Figure (2010)
Lisa Holt and Harlan Reano make an amazing team, working to create innovative pottery using traditional techniques. Lisa makes the vessels and they are painted by Harlan. The materials are all traditional as the red and cream are both native clays while the black is wild spinach (a plant). Traditional forms and designs have become modernistic interpretations of cultural imagery. This is one of Lisa’s famous standing frog figures. The frog has a charming face and she even included teeth in the smile! The hands are raised and the piece is painted with interlocking geometric shapes. It is signed on the bottom, “Lisa Holt & Harlan Reano”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.