Santa Clara Pueblo Pyramidal Polished Red Sgraffito Seed Pottery Jar by Susan Folwell

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Susan Folwell, Santa Clara Pueblo Potter
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: Santa Clara Pueblo
  • Medium: clay
  • Size: 3-3/4” tall x 3-3/4” diameter
  • Item # C4224C
  • Price: $450.00

Alternate top view of this seed pot.

Artist Signature -Susan Folwell (1970- ) Mesa Flower

Photo by Jill Giller courtesy of Gregory Schaaf.  Reference: Pueblo Indian Pottery: 750 Artist Biographies by Gregory SchaafSanta Clara Pueblo artist Susan Folwell uses traditional clay and firing techniques creating unique contributions in her designs and pottery forms. She creates compositions with symbols from many Indian cultures. Susan's work has global appeal. This is an early seed pot by Susan Folwell that was made a couple decades ago.  She was already beginning to show her independence from traditional Santa Clara carved pottery styles. The vessel shape, volcanic form, is a departure from traditional shapes. Although the feather design is traditional, it was rendered in a different format. Other distinctive elements include cruciform, lightning, clouds, rain, and stars.

Susan Folwell (b.1970) is a daughter of Jody Folwell and granddaughter of Rose Naranjo. She studied design and fine arts photography at the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. She has put her studies to good use in her career as a potter. Her shapes and designs are non-traditional and most creative.  Susan uses traditional clay and firing techniques but her design training in Detroit determined the course of her career.


Condition: this Santa Clara Pueblo Pyramidal Polished Red Sgraffito Seed Pottery Jar by Susan Folwell is in very good condition.

Provenance: originally consigned to us in 2004 from a gentleman in Florida.  Now back to us from the client to whom we sold it in 2005.

Recommended Reading and Reference: Pueblo Indian Pottery: 750 Artist Biographies by Gregory Schaaf - Artist image by Jill Giller courtesy of Gregory Schaaf. 

Relative Links: Santa Clara PuebloRose NaranjoJody FolwellPolly Rose FolwellContemporary PotterySusan Folwell