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Susan “Snowflake” Romero’s pottery is highly polished and intricately etched with detailed imagery. She learned to make pottery from her father, Joseph Lonewolf. This seedpot is fully polished and fully designed. There is a realistic raccoon on the top of the piece. She has etched him with his some plants and looking forward. Above the raccoon is a Mimbres-style raccoon. On the sides are cloud, rain, and lightning patterns. The various levels of her etched design work are part of what makes her pottery so visually distinctive. Note the various colorations, as Susan often etches just the polished area away to reveal the matte red, and 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 excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.