Toya, Dominique – Red and Black Carved Jar
Dominique Toya is known for her intricately carved pottery with sharply ridged melon swirls. She has created her distinctive style of pottery using native clay and micaceous clay slips for the surface. This jar is polished a deep red and it has an asymmetric rim. There is section with six sharply carved ribs which extend from the rim to the base. They are slipped with black mica. It is a striking contrast between the polished and matte surfaces. It is signed on the bottom. Dominique has won numerous awards for her pottery and continues to be one of the leading Jemez potters working today!