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Tall Neck Maricopa Jar with Spiral Designs

Barbara Johnson

About The Tall Neck Maricopa Jar with Spiral Designs

There are four (4) diagonal spiral designs residing toward the jar's bulbous bottom.

Savvy Price $165.00

Gallery Price $225.00

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Description

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.
Provenance Ka Sw
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