Roller, Jordan – Tall Jar with Mountain and Cloud Patterns
Jordan Roller is innovative in his use of thin carved designs on his pottery. This jar combines a unique color combination along with the complex carving. The jar was originally polished tan and red along with areas which were matte. Jordan then fired it brown, creating the distinctive coloration. The polished and matte areas took on two different colorations and they contrast with the matte areas. The design around the top of the jar is a cloud pattern. Around the center is an alternating mountain and rain design. The tightly carved lines of the central section contrast with the larger, open section of the clouds around the neck. This sophisticated technique is balanced with great shapes, creative designs and beautifully stone polished surfaces. Jordan is certainly a young potter to watch!