Roller, Jordan – Jar with Carved Lightning and Buffalo Designs
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 is fully carved with incredibly detailed designs. There is a stylized buffalo skull, lightning, clouds, and mountains. Take a moment to look closely at the designs and the intricate carving. There is such small space between some of the carved areas that Jordan says he uses just a folded piece of sandpaper to “carve” the lines. Not only is the jar very intricately carved, but also highly polished and even the inside of the neck is polished! The jar was traditionally fired a dark brown coloration. It is a beautiful even tonality to the surface. It’s exciting to see a piece with such complexity and flow of design. It is signed on the bottom.
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