Jemez Pueblo Polychrome Pottery Seed Jar by Mary Small [SOLD]

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Mary Small, Jemez Pueblo Potter
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: Jemez Pueblo - Walatowa
  • Medium: clay, pigments
  • Size: 3-7/8" tall x 4-1/2" diameter
  • Item # C4224W
  • SOLD

This pottery seed jar, made by Mary Small of Jemez Pueblo, is unique in the use of colors.  The seed jar was covered is white slip, over which the artist painted designs in gray and red pigments.  It has a fan of prayer feathers surrounding the hole in the top center and a profusion of rain clouds and rain elements around the body.

Artist Signature - Mary Small Kal-La-Tee, Jemez Pueblo PotterMary Small (1940 - ) Kal-La-Tee was one of the earliest potters at Jemez Pueblo to elevate pottery at that pueblo from tourist wares to collector pieces. She uses a unique gray slip in decorating the vessels. Each pot is decorated to precision and each is unique in design.

The name of the artist, Mary Small, is inscribed on the underside.


Condition: this Jemez Pueblo Polychrome Pottery Seed Jar by Mary Small is in original excellent condition

Provenance: Originally from a client in Wichita Kansas. Now from the client to whom we sold it in 2008

Recommended Reading: Southern Pueblo Pottery 2,000 Artist Biographies by Gregory Schaaf

Relative Links: Jemez PuebloSouthwest Indian PotteryContemporary Pottery, Mary Small - Kal-La-Tee 


Mary Small, Jemez Pueblo Potter
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: Jemez Pueblo - Walatowa
  • Medium: clay, pigments
  • Size: 3-7/8" tall x 4-1/2" diameter
  • Item # C4224W
  • SOLD

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