This beautiful jar is thin-walled with narrow base, and swells up sides tapering to neck. The rim around the top of the jar undulates like water. The sparkling surface reflects the bits of mica in the micaceous clay which has been fired in an oxygen deprived fire to create this beautiful deep black color adding depth and texture.
This is a contemporary small Taos water jar made in the traditional manner – hand coiled and pit fired- by a master potter. It is stunning in its simplicity and structure. Edna, originally from Santa Clara, is a member by marriage of the extended Naranjo pottery making family of Taos, which has some of its roots in Santa Clara. Romero’s pottery has received awards at numerous Indian Markets and other Southwest fairs.
Condition: Excellent – original condition.
Provenance: Acquired from a collector in Santa Fe.
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