2017-09 Two-potter eagle-tail seed jar

2017-09 Two-potter eagle-tail seed jar

  This one pot had two makers, two lives, several owners, and is an example of persistent beauty, a modern rendition of  Nampeyo’s more casual eagle-tail jar 2005-16. As on Nampeyo’s jar, the design on 2017-09 is enlivened by 1) the contrast between...
2011-11 Large Eagle-Tail Jar, Old Oraibi

2011-11 Large Eagle-Tail Jar, Old Oraibi

Vase 2011-11 is kiln-fired and thus the undecorated, unpainted areas have a pale, blank look. The four linear sections of the design above four “tails” are busy, visually crowded and somewhat static. In contrast, the four sets of curvilinear “wings” are light and...
2010-15 Modern Eagle-Tail Seedpot

2010-15 Modern Eagle-Tail Seedpot

This pot is made with an unusual clay that fires red-tan. The color is neither as light as the grey clay that fires light tan nor as dark as the yellow clay that fires red. The pot is outdoor-fired but is not blushed. Neither is it slipped. The interior is polished...
2009-04 Seedpot with Eagle Tail Design

2009-04 Seedpot with Eagle Tail Design

The design on this pot is especially well done, and it fits the pot perfectly. This is as fine a signed Annie pot as I have seen. When viewed from above, the monochromatic black design is particularly delicate, intricate, and perfectly balanced—a bit like a snowflake....