Trancosa, Kevin – Plainware Micaceous Jar (1997)

3.5"w x 5"h

$ 350.00

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 coil-built and thin-walled.  It is plain with layers of micaceous clay on the surface of the piece.  He would apply 5 to 7 layers of mica slip to create an even tonality of the surface.   The jar is from 1997 and it is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Kevin Trancosa”.  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 potters.