Sarracino, Myron – Triple Rainbow Band Four Color Water Jar
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 round shoulder and an elongated neck. It is painted with bands of design. There are three colorful rainbow bands. Separating them are interlocking clouds. The jar has both a modern and his ancient appearance. It is nice to see Myron continue to add additional clay colors to his pottery. 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”.