Sanchez, Russell – Gunmetal Jar with Bears and Bear Lid
This jar by Russell Sanchez is an unusual shape. It has the form of a water jar but with indented sides. In the indented areas, there are circular medallions, each with an incised bear. The bears have a single inset piece of turquoise and they are surrounded by hematite hei-shi beads. The lid on the jar is also a bear. The piece is fired to a silvery, gunmetal coloration. It is signed on the bottom, “Russell”.