Redware Jar

Leonidas Tapia

Redware Jar , Pottery by Leonidas Tapia
  • Leonidas Tapia pottery
  • San Juan pottery
Marked Down $385.00
Gallery Price $600.00
Title
Redware Jar
Artist
Leonidas Tapia
Medium
Hand-coiled redware pottery
Size
4 1/4" height X 5 1/2" maximum diameter
Signed
"Leonidas Tapia San Juan Pueblo 7/29/1974" inscribed underneath
Date of creation
1974
Condition
Excellent
Provenance
Consigned by a Phoenix resident CNC
About The Redware Jar

This plumed serpent looks as though he is about to chomp on his own tail!

Red polished pottery is highly sought after, as achieving an evenly polished surface, is difficult to achieve.

About Leonidas Tapia

(Born circa 1915-1977) A Native American potter from San Juan Pueblo in New Mexico, Leonidas made traditional San Juan polychrome redware bowls, jars and wedding vases. She also made micaceous pottery. Some of the designs she used on her pottery include the water serpent, kiva steps and clouds. She participated in the Santa Fe Indian Market from 1970-1976.

Tapia is discussed in John Barry's work titled American Indian Pottery (1984), Stephen Trimble's Talking with the Clay The Art of Pueblo Pottery (1987) as well as Gregory Schaaf's book on Pueblo Indian Pottery 750 Artist Biographies (2000).

Cultures

American Indian, Women Artists

Medium

Pottery

Subject

Reptiles

Keywords

Leonidas Tapia, Leonidas Tapia pottery, San Juan pottery