Sarracino, Myron – Four Color Jar with Clouds and Double Rainbow
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. The imagery on much of his pottery is derived from pre-historic pottery designs. This piece has a water jar shape with a round shoulder and elongated neck. The jar has three bands of clouds swirling in on themselves. Separating them are two bands of rainbow designs. The rainbows are painted with two different colors of clay. Note how the shape of the lighting designs changes to match the shape of the jar! 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. It is seen on much older Acoma and Laguna pottery. It is signed on the bottom, “Myron Sarracino”.