Artist Media Series
Myron Sarracino is one of the few Laguna potters working today. He learned to make pottery from Gladys Paquin and creates pieces that are thin-walled and tightly painted. This jar has a high shoulder and a short neck. There is a complex checkerboard design around the neck of the jar. Around the shoulder are the classic Tularosa swirls. Note all the thin lines in the swirls! Separating them are multi-color rainbow designs. The additional clays create a colorful addition to his detailed painting. Note on the rim that there is a painted “spirit line”, which is where the “spirit” of the painter is able to leave the piece and it is also a tribute to the potters who came before. It is seen on much older Acoma and Laguna pottery. The jar is signed on the bottom, “Myron Sarracino”.