Pahponee – 12″ Wide Jar with Fireclouds (1999) and Ribbons
Pahponee (Kickapoo) is known for her contemporary pottery. Her name means “Snow Woman”. She began making pottery in the early 1980s. She is a descendant of the Kickapoo and Potawatomi Nations, originally from the Great Lakes. This is a striking larger jar made from white clay. The jar has a wide shoulder and a short neck. The jar was fired to create all the fire clouds and blushes on the surfaces. Pahponee excels at her firing and creating classic forms with dynamic and colorful surfaces. For her, the fire and the smoke create “designs” on her pottery. It is signed, “Pahponee”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. There is a Blue Ribbon from the 2000 Red Earth Festival and a Blue Ribbon from the 2000 Indian Art Northwest.