Toya, Maxine & Dominique – Polychrome Jar with Corn Maiden, Deer, Bird and Rainbows

6.75"w x 6.25"h

$ 1,800.00

This is a striking new jar 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 five colors of clay to create the designs!  The jar has a bird, a Corn Maiden, and a running deer.  Each is under a multi-color rainbow.  Separating them are white, red, and yellow corn plants, representing the different directions.  The detail and complexity of the design on this jar are exceptional.  Maxine is always so masterful at her painting and it’s exciting to see her work on larger, classic vessels.  Dominique’s water jar is a perfect “canvas” for all the designs!  The jar was traditionally fired.  The piece is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Maxine Toya + Dominque Toya”.