Hopi-Tewa Polychrome Pottery Seed Jar by Rondina Huma [SOLD]


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Rondina Huma, Hopi Pueblo Potter

For a decade or longer, Rondina Huma, a Hopi-Tewa potter, produced the most intricate designs on pottery ever attempted on the Hopi Reservation.   How did she do it? Was it patience, perseverance or just dogged determination? Most likely, a combination of all three.

Rondina’s designs are miniature sections of potsherds.  Each design generally is smaller than a postage stamp. They are placed in adjoining panels in horizontal, vertical or slanted bands or side by side around the rim.  Did she ever get confused or make a mistake? Not that we can determine.

Artist Signature - Rondina Huma, Hopi Pueblo PotterShe is an absolutely amazing artist, both in pottery construction and in painted designs.  Her vessels differ in shape—width and height. Regardless of the vessel shape or the chosen design elements, each jar is truly a work of art.  This jar is no exception. It is somewhat squat in shape, wider that tall and filled with design elements on every square inch. The result is not clutter or too much design, but is a visual treat.

Condition: this Hopi-Tewa Polychrome Pottery Seed Jar by Rondina Huma is in very Good condition

Provenance: from the collection of a resident of Florida

Recommended Reading: Hopi-Tewa Pottery: 500 Artist Biographies by Gregory and Angie Schaaf

Relative Links: Contemporary PotteryHopi PuebloRondina Huma

Alternate top view of this seed jar.

Rondina Huma, Hopi Pueblo Potter
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