Shutiva-Hista, Jackie – Corrugated Seedpot with Feather Design
Jackie Shutiva-Hista (b. 1961) is a daughter of noted potter Stella Shutiva. She learned to make pottery from her mother who was known for her corrugated pottery. This piece is fully corrugated with a flat top. The top of the seedpot is painted with bee-weed (black) and has a feather design. “Corrugated” is a technique that simply means that the coils are left exposed and are pressed down using a tool or the potter’s finger. Jackie typically uses her finger to impress the clay, creating this stylistic appearance Stella’s corrugated style of pottery was inspired by pre-historic style corrugated vessels. The remainder of the jar is polished white. The jar is signed on the bottom, “J. H. Shutiva”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.