Spectacular! This is a remarkable piece from Luciano. It is one of his largest vessels to date and it is a technically difficult wide shoulder jar! Few Santa Clara potters attempt this shape as the native clay does not always work well for making wide pieces. This jar has been fired a dark, rich brown coloration. There is just a slight lip, which adds to the overall elegance of the form. However, it is the incised imagery which makes the jar so dynamic. There is an etched eagle, elk, geese, rabbit, bugling elk, big horn sheep and butterfly! They are each etched into the surface of the clay in a blend of realism and traditional Santa Clara two-dimensional style of art. Note as well how Luciano has scraped down the tan background area, which creates such and elegant appearance and also a strong visual contrast with the design. Again, it is a distinguishing technical aspect of this piece which is very time consuming. It is great to see a younger potter taking chances on such major work. Luciano is definitely one of those younger potters to watch!