Roller, Jeff – Jar with Mesa and Cloud Designs (2019)
This is a classic jar by Jeff Roller. Jeff is a son of Toni Roller and a grandson of Margaret Tafoya. He continues a family legacy of extraordinary traditional pottery. This jar is coil built, stone polished and traditionally fired black. It is a wide shape and carved on the shoulder. The design is a mesa pattern (the steps) with clouds and wind blowing over them. It is a very fluid design. Note the depth of the carving and its consistency throughout the piece. The piece is beautifully polished and the polishing marks are almost imperceptible! It is fired a deep black. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Jeff Roller” and dated 2019.