Torivio, Dorothy – Mini Seedpot with Mountain Spiral Design
This is a miniature seedpot with very intricate designs by Dorothy Torivio. She was among the first to utilize and then refine the “op-art” style in her Acoma pottery. She took classic Acoma patterns and then repeated them on a vessel, ranging the size from small to large and then small again, in accordance with the shape of the vessel. The shape is a classic seedpot with a wide shoulder. There are 8 spirals of design extending out from the mouth of the piece. It is a triangular mountain pattern which starts out very small and gets larger as it reaches the shoulder, then small again. It then flows inward to the base. When looking straight down on it the design is very tightly painted and striking. The seedpot is signed on the bottom, “Dorothy Torivio” and it is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.