There are four (4) diagonal spiral designs residing toward the jar's bulbous bottom.
|About the Artist||
Reportedly Barbara Johnson did not begin making pottery until the 1970's. Her mother, Mabel Sunn, a noted Maricopa potter instructed her daughter in the technique.
Barbara fashioned not only the black on redware, so often associated with Maricopa pottery but she also created the Mohave-inspired figurative pottery complete with beaded decoration. Barbara's process for firing her pottery is chronicled in Mary Fernald's book Dirt for Making Things: An Apprenticeship in Maricopa Pottery.
|Medium||Polished and painted pottery, paddle and anvil formed (iron oxide red slip with black mesquite sap paint)|
|Size||6 1/3" height X 3 1/8" maximum diameter|
|Signed||"B. Johnson" in black underneath|
|Condition||Excellent to very good. Extremely tiny surface irregularities on neck.|