Roller, Toni – Melon Jar with 16 Swirling Ribs (1991)

5.75"w x 7"h

$ 1,400.00

Toni Roller is known for her classic shapes and exquisite stone-polished pottery.  She is a daughter of Margaret Tafoya and has developed her own distinctive style yet adhering to the traditional methods and techniques of her mother.  This jar is from 1991.  It has a low shoulder and sloping sides.  The piece was carved with 16 swirling melon ribs.  Each rib is evenly spaced and carved into the clay.  The entire surface is fully polished to a high shine. It was traditionally fired and it is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Toni Roller”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.