Victorino, Katherine – Large Jar with Lightning Pattern
9.75"w x 10"h
Katherine Victorino is a daughter of accomplished Acoma potter Monroe Victorino/ She began making pottery at nine years old and attributes her pottery education to her step-mother Beverly Garcia. Katherine says; “I started by filling in the lines for my step-mother, and gradually I learned the traditional methods of hand-coil construction and fine line painting (using only yucca brushes) well enough to make pottery full time at the age of twenty.” Her pieces are coil built and painted with bee-weed. This large jar is an elegant shape with a high shoulder. The jar is painted with a classic lightning pattern. The intricate designs encompass the entire surface, creating a strong graphic appearance with the contrast of the black and white. The jar is signed on the bottom.