Romero, Susan “Snowflake” – Rabbits and Eagle Seedpot
Susan “Snowflake” Romero’s pottery is highly polished and intricately etched with detailed imagery. Many of her skills are ones that she learned from her father, Joseph Lonewolf. This seedpot has a complex scene encompassing the entire surface. On the top there is a Mimbres style eagle. Note the way she etched the clouds and how the eagle seems to be soaring over them! Her clouds are always so realistic! The side has rabbits being changed by a hunter with a rabbit stick. Note also how Susan has etched her pottery. The polished red is the surface, and then she often etches just the polished area away to reveal the matte red and the going deeper, there is the tan of the clay. It is very complicated and time consuming to etch in this manner! However, the results are exceptional. The piece is signed on the bottom in the clay with her Tewa name, “Pho-sa-We”. It is in perfect condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair and signed on the bottom.