Patricio, Robert – Water Jar with Feathers and Flowers
Robert Patricio is known for his classic forms and use of both traditional and pre-historic imagery. This water jar has a low shoulder and a fluted rim. The jar is painted with bee-weed (black). The neck has a feather pattern. Around the body of the jar are flowers and plant designs. 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”.
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