Jacquie Stevens White Coiled Jar with Asymmetrical Corrugated Rim [SOLD]


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Jacquie Stevens, Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) Potter

Artist signature of Jacquie Stevens, Hochungra (Winnebago) potterJacquie Stevens' White Coiled Jar is a captivating piece measuring 5 inches in height and 7 inches in diameter. This unique creation features an asymmetrical corrugated rim that adds dynamic visual interest. Adorned with a leather and beaded tassel, the jar is further embellished with a carefully selected stone, showcasing Stevens' distinctive integration of natural materials and traditional techniques. This jar is signed Jacquie Stevens on the bottom.

Jacquie Stevens, a Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) Indian born in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1949, is renowned for her asymmetrical pots that exude a monumental presence with a minimalist feel. Her meticulously crafted vessels often feature unique additions of wicker, fiber, and stone, distinguishing her work in the field of pottery.

Jacquie sources her clay from the Pecos area and other locations, rigorously testing each batch. She employs a traditional pit-firing method, using cow dung and juniper or mesquite chips to line the firing pit.

She was raised by her grandparents on the Winnebago Nebraska Reservation, where she was influenced by the rich tradition of basket making, particularly from her grandmother, who crafted beautiful baskets. She began her formal pottery education in 1975 at the Institute of American Indian Arts, studying under the esteemed Hopi potter and teacher Otellie Loloma.

Condition: excellent condition

Provenance: this Jacquie Stevens White Coiled Jar with Asymmetrical Corrugated Rim is from the estate of a Santa Fe resident

Recommended Reading: Canvas of Clay: Seven Centuries of Hopi Ceramic Art by Edwin L. Wade and Allan Cooke

TAGS: Winnebago, Hochungra, Ho-Chunk, Southwest Indian PotteryJacquie Stevens

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Jacquie Stevens, Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) Potter
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