Toya, Dominique – Red and Black Carved Swirl 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 has an asymmetric rim and it is polished a deep red. There is a section with one sharply carved rib that extends from the rim to the base. It is slipped with black mica. It is a striking contrast between the polished and matte surfaces. It is signed on the bottom, “Dominique Toya”. Dominique has won numerous awards for her pottery and continues to be one of the leading Jemez potters working today!