Paquin, Gladys – 12″ Tall Five Color Water Jar with Double Rainbow (2001)
Gladys Paquin was one of the great revivalist potters of Laguna Pueblo. Each piece was coil built, painted with bee-weed (black) and native clay slips and traditionally fired. This large jar is a classic olla shape. It is one of her most famous designs which is a double rainbow. The rainbow is painted with both orange and her famous “purple” clay. Below the rainbows are plant designs and above the rainbows are cloud and rain designs. It is a complex and fully designed jar. The “purple” color is one for which she was most famous and it is visually striking on her pottery. The contrasting colorations across the surface, plus the matte and polished area create an exceptional complexity for this piece. The jar is signed on the bottom, “Gladys Sratyu’we Paquin”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.