At Jemez, the town crier offers prayers for abundance and good crops from the last frost in spring until the first frost of winter. Here Maxine has created the town crier with stacked adobe dwellings and bread baking hornos, each with smoke coming from fireplaces and a full moon. The painting and high polish are wonderful and contrast beautifully with the matte of the back and rest of the scene. The figure has such a lovely serene face with the robes creating rainbow bands across the piece.
Using all traditional clay, paints, and firing to create her pieces, Maxine is a multi-ribbon winning potter at Santa Fe Indian Market. Her pieces are notable for their elegant form and finish. She has said “I want to achieve the balance between traditional and contemporary.” Her work demonstrates, Maxine Toya has definitely achieved her goal.
Condition: Excellent – original condition – new.
Provenance: Purchased from the artist.