Vallo, Leland – Seedpot with Bear and Geometrics (1990s)
Leland Vallo was a son of noted potter, Marie Vallo, and the brother of Kim Vallo. He learned to make pottery from his mother and began making pottery in 1991. This seedpot is coil built and intricately painted. There is a single medallion on the top with a bear. The entire piece is fully painted with complex rain, cloud, feather, and other designs. The bottom has black-and-white lighting and plant designs. The use of black-and-white below the shoulder and additional red clay above is often associated with his pottery. The jar is signed on the bottom, “L. Vallo”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.