Romero, Susan “Snowflake” – Seedpot with Five Mimbres Big Horn Sheep
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 are five Mimbres style Big Horn Sheep etched into the clay. They are surrounded by etched mountain designs that are more deeply incised into the clay. The various levels of her 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.