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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 is an unusual shape with rounded sides, and oval shape, and a short neck. The jar has a Tularosa swirl on each side. These are inspired by the Tularosa pottery of the 1150-1325 era (see the last photo). The Tularosa swirls are round in form and filled in with thin lines. On the sides, there are red clouds and checkerboard rainbows. Below the red clouds are fineline rain designs. 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”.