Roller, Jeff – 10″ Tall Brown Jar with Couds and Mountains
This is a new large storage jar by Jeff Roller. He creates exceptional traditional pottery and there is remarkable attention to the crisp carved lines in his work as well as an evenness to his stone-polished surfaces. This jar is coil-built from native clay and has a storage jar shape. The jar has a high shoulder and a short neck. One of the interesting things to note about the storage jar form is that it has a lot of volume in terms of carving and polishing. This jar has a polished mountain design around the shoulder. Extending downward are matte clouds. Below the mountains are matte lakes. It is a creative use of design to accentuate this dynamic form. Jeff fired the piece to a spectacular brown coloration. The colors range from deep, chocolate brown to black. Beautiful! The coloration and the polish on this piece are exceptional and draw the eye across the surface. The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Jeff Roller”, 2023.