Peters, Franklin – Water Jar with Rain and Star Designs (2012)
This is a detailed water jar by Franklin Peters. He is known for his thin-walled pottery and the use of traditional Acoma imagery on his pottery. The jar is coil built with native clay and painted with bee-weed (black) and native slips. The jar has rain clouds and rain (the thin lines) around the top of the shoulder. Around the sides of the jar are larger star, cloud, and rain designs. There is a lot of complex design imagery for the size. The rim of the jar has a painted “spirit line”, which is often seen on Acoma pottery. The jar is signed on the bottom, “Franklin Peters”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.