Montoya, Eudroa – 9″ Tall Santa Ana Jar with Clouds and Rain Designs (1970s)

8.5"w x 9.5"h

$ 1,075.00

This is one of the largest pieces we have had by Eudora Montoya.  She is the most well-recognized potter from Santa Ana Pueblo. In 1972 she began teaching Santa Ana women the art of pottery making. She had 17 students in her first class. Only 5 or 6 of them continued making pottery. Although Eudora’s pottery was traditional in materials and construction, generally her designs were creations of her own.  In 1973 she visited the White House with other Pueblo potters.  This jar is from the early 1970s and is not just larger in size but complex in design. The jar has a classic Santa Ana high shoulder and sloping neck.  The white slip is applied first and then the designs are painted with two different colors of clay. There are three bands of design. The top band has a complex sun, rain, and cloud pattern.  The design below the shoulder has plants and bird designs.  The final band has rain and plant designs.  The base is slipped red.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.  It is signed on the bottom and on the side near the base, “Eudora Montoya, Santa Ana”.