Redbird, Ida – Long Neck Jar with Cloud Designs (1960s)
Ida Redbird is one of the best-known 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 fired twice. The black designs are derived from a mixture of mesquite sap and cactus spines. This bowl is a classic shape with a round shoulder. This is a classic style long neck Maricopa water jar. The jar has a round body, an elongated neck, and a slightly turned-out rim. There are cloud and wind designs painted on the shoulder and neck. The jar is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. It is signed, “Ida Redbird” on the bottom.