Patricio, Robert – “Chaco Star” Fine-Line Jar
Robert Patricio is known for his classic forms and use of both traditional and pre-historic imagery. This jar is coil built and thin-walled. It has a shape inspired by the black-and-white pottery of Chaco Canyon. The round shoulder and straight-walled neck are symbolic of their shapes. The jar has a start pattern painted extending down from the shoulder. There are lightning, rain and corn patterns near the base of the designs. The neck has a lightning pattern. The jar is very intricately painted with designs which complement the shape of the vessel Robert is certainly one of the leading traditional Acoma potters working today which is evidenced by his stunning forms and complementary designs. The jar is signed on the bottom, “R. M. Patricio”.