Patricio, Robert – Large Four-Color Hummingbird and Rainclouds Jar

10.5"w x 8.5"h

$ 2,600.00

This is a detailed large water jar by Robert Patricio.  This jar with a high shoulder and a short neck.  The jar is painted with bee-weed and different clay slips.  The jar a dramatic design with hummingbirds and rainclouds on each side.  Separating them are prayer feather patterns.  The jar has four colors and amazing use of detail in the fine-lines, which take so much time to paint!  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