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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 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”.