Trancosa, Kevin – Jar with Spiraling Lightning Design (1997)
Kevin Trancosa was one of the few potters working at San Felipe Pueblo. I was lucky to work with him from 1996-8 in Scottsdale. Each piece was coil built and made from San Felipe clay. This jar is made from red clay and slipped with a deep red mica. The jar has a wide shoulder and short neck. It is painted with a lighting pattern that spirals down from the neck to the base. The design accentuates the form. The piece is from 1997 and it is signed on the bottom in the clay. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. While he had a brief career, his work remains important among San Felipe and Pueblo potters.