Larger Isleta pitchers are difficult to find. With 2 dominant design fields of traditional elements (diamonds, red rectangles, vertical “rain” lines, etc.). this is a lovely example. Condition: Excellent for its age; unrestored.
Near to my favorite pitcher in this Show, this old beauty defines warmth and charm: rich, rich patina from handling and from living many years in Teal’s kitchen; leans and leans as if bent by nourishing families; deep black curving, moving designs giving the pitcher an organic feel; some surface rubs in the designs from … Read More
One of my favorite cups in the Show, with satisfying wide body design and numerous geometric and botanic black design elements, set against a spacious, soapy white slip. Condition: Excellent, unrestored with minor interior rim wear from use, all appropriate for its age.
Another visually striking black-on-cream pitcher slipped top to bottom. Slipping pitchers in this manner at Santo Domingo seemed to be a tradition largely reserved for smaller pitchers. The artist chose this technique to create a very modern and bold design on this large 11″ tall pitcher. The design features one stem with branching bisected leaves … Read More
Isleta cups are joyfully abundant. Fine examples like this are far less abundant. This cup is beautifully formed, round and pleasing. What makes this cup especially modern and fine is amazingly well executed cross hatching which largely covers the cup. The red cloud forms are a fine finishing touch. Exceptional example. Condition: Excellent
For some reason, cups were plentifully made at Isleta Pueblo south of Albuquerque in the first quarter of the 20th century. They were likely made by only a few potters and families since there are similarities in form and design among many of them. In this example, the main design is bisected diamonds. There are … Read More
Wonderful turn-of-the-century cup; rich color is irresistible. Made heavy for use. Rich, deep patina. Condition is excellent and unrestored.
Just a nice pic by Addison Doty of some pitchers displayed together. Loved this so much, I used it in our print ads.
Teal McKibben’s eye for visuality is no more in evidence than in this superb tall pitcher with 3 design fields. The potter draws attention to her ambitious creation, by boldly setting the design fields off with triple framing lines. So rare is the use of triple framing lines at Santo Domingo that the lines themselves … Read More
This early Zuni tall cup features minimal design, probably made then for home use rather that decorated more abundantly to sell. It been worn and used; it is warm and satisfying, less a showcase piece; more a quiet and humble example that probably served soup or water or milk to a family for for many … Read More