Honyumptewa, Kimberly Riley – Tall Picuris Micaceous Jar with Fluted Rim
Kimberly Riley Honyumptewa is from Laguna Pueblo and married to Aaron Honyumptewa who is Hopi/Picuris. She learned to make pottery from her mother-in-law Caroline Simbolo Cine in the traditional Picuris style and using native clay from the area. Each piece is coil built and traditionally fired. This is one of the largest pieces we have had of her pottery. It is round near the base and the rim is fluted and sculpted. The jar is an elegant shape and the firing is striking. It sets off the black, gold and various hues of the micaceous clay. The jar is signed on the bottom. Will be exciting to see how Kimberly’s work continues to evolve in creating more Picuris pottery!