Youngblood, Nancy – “Micro Mini” Jar with Carved Avanyu
This miniature is part of a series created by Nancy Youngblood of her “micro-minis”. They are miniature versions of her larger vessels. Each piece is coil built, carved, stone polished and traditionally fired. This is a water jar with a deeply carved avanyu as the design. The avanyu is deeply carved into the clay and as the jar is turned there are water swirls and lightning designs. The jar has a turned-out rim and even the inside of the neck is fully polished. Note as well that the base of the jar is also fully polished. It is fired a deep black. It is remarkable how she can do this on such a small surface! The piece signed on the bottom in the clay “Nancy Y.”. It is from 2021.