Velvety Black on Black Wedding Jar

Carmelita Dunlap

Velvety Black on Black Wedding Jar, Pottery by Carmelita Dunlap
  • Dunlap wedding jar
  • San Ildefonso wedding jar
Marked Down $1,100.00
Gallery Price $2,000.00
Title
Velvety Black on Black Wedding Jar
Artist
Carmelita Dunlap
Medium
Hand-coiled polished and painted blackware
Size
8 3/4" height X 8" width X 5 1/4" depth
Signed
"Carmelita Dunlap San Ildefonso" is written underneath in script
Condition
Excellent
Provenance
HRez
About The Velvety Black on Black Wedding Jar

Negative design on each spouts consists of an arrow shape pointing outward.

This jar's polish is entirely even, with a lustrous finish.

About Carmelita Dunlap

(1925-1999) Niece to Desideria Montoya and Maria Martinez, Carmelita Vigil's mother died at an early age. Her skilled aunts taught her to make pottery, as she spent a few months on and off with each of them.

Having won First Place in her division of pottery at Indian Market an unprecedented twenty times, Carmelita was designated a National Treasure during the Nixon administration.

All steps in pottery making (coiling, fashioning, sanding) Dunlap carried out with precision, because this all led to the way that the pot would look when completed.  After the designs were painted on the polished surface with slip, she fired her pottery in an outdoor open-air pit using wood and manure as fuel. 


Other Works By Carmelita Dunlap:
  • Seductive Black on Black Pottery Vessel, Pottery by Carmelita Dunlap
Cultures

American Indian, Women Artists

Medium

Pottery

Subject

Keywords

Carmelita Dunlap, Dunlap wedding jar, San Ildefonso wedding jar