This precious owl effigy pitcher was created in the traditional manner – collecting the clay, cleaning and sorting, coiling the strips, and painting designs with vegetal and mineral paints.
This pitcher is perfectly proportioned and painted with rain and lightning motifs from ancestral pottery designs. The tiny owl sits atop the handle of the pitcher looking out with typical large owl eyes. The eyes of the owl are a golden yellow and they are the only additional color on the piece. This little pitcher would make a sweet addition to any collection of Native American pottery.
Kimo DeCora is an award-winning potter from Isleta Pueblo. He specializes in delicate black on white miniature pieces, usually decorated with Mimbres-style designs. He is basically a self-taught potter who was influenced by Isleta Pueblo, Tue-I, pottery artists Cipriano Romero Medina and John Montoya. Kimo DeCora is one of the few potters at Isleta making traditional pottery just like his ancestors have done for a millennium.
Condition: Excellent – original condition – appropriate wear for its age.
Provenance: Acquired from a private collection.