Torivio, Dorothy – Small Seed Jar with Flower Design
This is a classically shaped miniature 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. This a perfectly painted seed jar with a round shape and a short neck. The jar has a flower pattern which swirls around the piece. The short neck allowed Dorothy to emphasize the intricacy of her painting. The imagery starts small at the neck and larger by the shoulder and then smaller again at the base. The jar is signed on the bottom, “Dorothy Torivio” and it is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.