Artist Media Series
JoAnn Million is a sister of noted potter Denny Gutierrez. She was a teacher and would make pottery each summer for Santa Fe Indian Market. While she no longer makes pottery, her pieces were exceptional in their detail and precision. As well, all her design work was done before the piece was fired, creating a strong visual contrast between the matte and polished surfaces. This small seedpot is an early piece of her pottery. The bottom is fully polished. The top has incised linear designs and two holes. The piece was fired a deep black coloration. It is signed on the bottom, “JoAnn”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair and was made in 1974.