Sanchez, Desideria – Jar with Cloud Designs (1930s)

4.75"w x 3.75"h

$ 350.00 $ 275.00

Desideria Montoya Sanchez was a sister of noted potter Maria Martinez.  She was known for her traditional pottery and the use of both classic and innovative designs. This bowl is painted with a fascinating series of designs.  There are clouds painted with the half circles and a center “rain” line.  Separating them are clouds over the mountains.  However, the composition of the jar and the contrasting of the polished and matte surfaces gives the piece a very modernist appearance.  It is fascinating to see how Desideria’s pottery is easily differentiated from that of Maria in both shape and design.  The bowl was fired a dark black coloration.   It is in good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Desideria”.

Early San Ildefonso Pottery Innovators -1920-1940