Nampeyo, Iris – Large White Jar with Corn Design (1980s)

6.5"w x 3.5"h

$ 1,600.00

Iris Nampeyo was a daughter of Fannie Nampeyo and well known for her elegant asymmetrical vessels with corn as part of the design in relief.  Iris began using corn in relief on the surface of her pottery in the early 1980s. The corn is symbolic of being part of the Corn Clan.  The surface of the jar is stone polished and the corn on the top of the shoulder in applique relief.  This is one of the few we have had that were slipped and polished white!  There is just a slight asymmetry to the opening of the mouth.  The jar is wide in shape and stone polished with the corn matte.  There is simplicity and elegance in her pottery.  Sadly, Iris passed away in September 2018, but her pottery remains a classic.  This piece is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Iris Nampeyo”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.