Patricio, Robert – Four-Color 10″ Tall Water Jar with Acoma Birds and Rainbows

10"w x 10.5"h

$ 3,000.00

This is a striking water jar by Robert Patricio.  This jar with a round shoulder, elongated neck, and slightly turned-out rim.  The jar is polished and then painted with bee weed and two different colors of clay slips.  The neck of the jar has two large Acoma birds.  They are colorful and positioned next to flowers.  Around the body of the jar, there are two colorful geometric rainbows.  The rainbows are separated by large clouds and rain designs. The clouds have the color and the thin lines are the rain.  It is a bold and visually striking design!  The jar has a kinetic flow of design that is emphasized by the variety of clay colors!  The base is painted with red clay.  It is signed on the bottom, “R.  M.  Patricio”.  The jar is an exciting extension of his artistry in clay and continues the amazing Acoma legacy.   

Robert said recently of his pottery:

““The pottery inspires me to keep going.  Keeping the tradition alive in making pottery, that’s how we were brought up.  Our ancestors started making pottery.  It’s amazing what comes of a piece of clay. When you come to Acoma it’s peacuful and quite.  When you look a piece of pottery, you see the same peacefulness.”   Robert Patricio, 2020