Tse-Pe & Dora – Black & Sienna Jar with Feather Design (1970’s)

4.5"w x 3.75"h

$ 500.00

Tse-Pe Gonzales and his wife, Dora, began working together around 1971.  Dora would make the pottery and Tse-Pe would etch the designs. This jar is a classic piece of their early pottery.  The jar has a sharp shoulder and a sloping neck.  It is painted with a feather design and then fired black.  The result is a black-on-black feather pattern around the jar.  The neck was then “two-toned” sienna, to create the black-and-sienna coloration.  The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay “Tse-Pe and Dora”.    It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair and a slight area of discoloration on the rim.   Tse-Pe and Dora worked individually from 1980-2000, but their early collaborative work remains innovative, creative and of the highest quality even compared to many of today’s potters.