Redbird, Ida – 13″ Tall Long Neck Jar (1960’s)
Ida Redbird is one of the best known of the potters involved in the revival of Maricopa pottery from 1937-40. She was featured in Arizona Highways in 1948. Her pottery is made using a paddle-and-anvil technique and they are twice fired. The black designs are derived from a mixture of mesquite sap and cactus spines. This is an exceptional piece of her pottery. The jar is one of the classic Maricopa styles with the round body and the long neck. The jar is painted around the shoulder with a water pattern. The neck has a wave design and there is a mountain design on the rim of the jar. It is signed on the bottom, “Ida Redbird”. It is in good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. There are some areas of wear which can be seen in the photos, but not unexpected. Definitely a large piece of her pottery and exciting piece of history!