Toya, Maxine & Dominique – Polychrome Jar with Birds, Butterfly & Dragonfly
This is an exceptional piece by Maxine Toya and her daughter, Dominque Toya. Dominque made the jar and Maxine painted the designs. The jar is a classic water jar shape. The neck and base are both slipped with mica. The body of the jar is fully painted with six colors of clay to create the designs! There are four different scenes. Two are birds along with a butterfly and a dragonfly. Over the top of each section is a rainbow band. Separating the sections are cloud and plant designs. The balance of designs and the use of so many colors of clay is amazing on this jar. It is certainly an elegant piece by these two exceptional potters. The piece is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Maxine Toya + Dominque Toya”.