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Tony Jojola Glass Jar


Item Number: DR 3148
Pueblo: Isleta Pueblo
Artist: Tony Jojola
Medium: glass, turquoise, and sterling silver
Age: Circa 2005
Dimensions: 11” x 8” x 8”


SKU: DR 3148 Categories: , , ,


Tony Jojola (ho-ho-lah) is recognized as a master of blown and sculpted glass. As the grandson of a potter, Tony finds inspiration for his glass vessels in the traditional bowl and jar shapes of Pueblo pottery, and enjoys infusing ancient forms with brilliant translucent color. He sees a natural connection between glass and pottery in that both have fire as an essential element.

This wonderful jar is crafted from molten glass in a traditional shape, and then moves into very contemporary designs. The base glass is infused with multiple colors and enhanced with applied lines of black. The turquoise cabochons are set in the center of black glass circles, which serves to enhance the colorations of both the glass jar and the turquoise cabs.

Tony Jojola’s beautiful glass art has been exhibited in New Mexico and elsewhere since 1979. He studied with glass artist Dale Chihuly, with whom he continues to collaborate on major projects.  The Wheelwright Museum exhibit Born of Fire was his first major retrospective featuring over 60 pieces of his glass creations. Tony continues to create incredible glass art today.

Condition: Excellent – original condition.
Provenance: Acquired from a private collection.