Paquin, Gladys – Large Jar with Triple Rainbow
12"w x 11"h
Gladys Paquin is one of the revivalist potters of Laguna Pueblo. Each piece is coil built, painted with bee-weed (black) and native clay slips and traditionally fired. This large jar is one of her most classic designs. The jar itself is thin walled and an exceptional form. However, it is the polychrome rainbow pattern which is considered her most complicated and elegant design. This jar has three interlocking rainbow pattern which encompass the surface of the piece. They are painted with two different clay slips and the brownish red color is polished. This creates a visual contrast between the polished and matte surfaces. The jar is signed on the bottom, “Gladys Sratyu’we Paquin”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.