Honyumptewa, Aaron – Picuris Tall Micaceous Cloud Jar
Aaron Honyumptewa is both Hopi and Picuris. He is known for his very intricately carved katinsa dolls. In the last year, he moved back to Picuris Pueblo in New Mexico, the home of his mother and family and has begun to learn to make pottery from his mother. The pottery is the traditional style of Picuris Pueblo and Aaron says he is hoping to help revive the art form! This larger bowl is made from Picuris micaceous clay. It has the “cloud” terraced rim and the “hobnail” additions to the side. These are often seen on historic Picuris pottery and it’s nice to see their revival. The clay itself is a beautiful coloration as it was traditionally fired to create the blushes on the surface. If Aaron works with the clay with the same creativity in which he carved katsinas, he has a bright future!