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Geraldine Sandia Black on Red Seed Pot


Item Number: DR 248
Pueblo: Jemez Pueblo
Artist: Geraldine Sandia
Medium: Clay and pigment
Age: 1980s
Dimensions: 5″ x 6″


SKU: DR 248 Categories: , , ,


Glowing with a high polish on its native red clay, this seed pot shows the complex, dramatic painting for which the artist is known.  Black paint was hand applied on red clay that features symbols of rain, kiva steps, flowers and prayer feathers–all symbols of good luck, blessings and abundance. The stone polishing gives the unpainted clay areas a high sheen creating a beautiful piece of pottery in a striking combination of matte and high sheen.

Geraldine specializes in handmade, hand painted two toned polychrome, stone polished traditional Jemez pottery. She gathers her clay from within the hills of the Jemez Pueblo. She breaks the clumps of clay down to a fine powder form and mixes with water and other natural pigments. Then, Geraldine begins forming the clay to the desired shape and size by the hand coiling method. Once the pot is dry she sands her formed pottery to the desired weight. She hand paints patterns of feathers and geometric designs among many other patterns. She fires her pottery outdoors, the traditional way of her ancestors.

Condition: Original condition -Fine- there is a small rub spot on the rim
Provenance: Originally purchased at Santa Fe Indian Market from the artist.

Additional information

Weight 16 oz