Juan, Mary – Jar with Wind Designs (1960’s)
Mary Juan was a cousin of noted potter Ida Redbird. She was one of the original members of the 1938 Maricopa Pottery Cooperative. She was part of the early Revival Period artists from 1937-41. She continued to create pottery until the 1960’s. Mary Juan was known for the finely polished deep red slip, graceful shapes, and finely painted designs. This jar has a wind motif painted around the sides. There is her signature “wave” pattern around the neck and the jar has a slightly turned out neck. This piece is traditionally handcrafted from native clay with the paddle and anvil method, iron oxide red slip is decorated with black mesquite sap paint and pit fired. This jar is signed on the bottom, “Mary Juan”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.
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