Sarracino, Myron – Rain and Plant Design Jar
Myron Sarracino is one of the few Laguna potters working today. He learned to make pottery from Gladys Paquin and creates pieces which are thin-walled and tightly painted. This jar has a high shoulder and a more classic “olla” shape. The design has a “T” shaped could pattern painted with a red clay slip. It is above the terraced mesa design. Below the mesa design is a spiraling water pattern. It has a series of fine-lines painted into the clay. Near the base are plant designs, which are often seen on classic Laguna pottery. The jar is a nice balance of form and design. 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.