Tall Necked Jar with Triangular Decoration

Barbara Johnson

Tall Necked Jar with Triangular Decoration, Pottery by Barbara Johnson
  • Johnson pottery
  • Maricopa pottery
Savvy Price $165.00
Gallery Price $225.00
Title
Tall Necked Jar with Triangular Decoration
Artist
Barbara Johnson
Medium
Polished and painted pottery, paddle and anvil formed (iron oxide red slip with black mesquite sap paint)
Size
6 1/4" height X 3" maximum diameter
Signed
"B. Johnson" in black underneath
Condition
Excellent to very good. Extremely tiny surface irregularities.
Provenance
Ka Sw
About The Tall Necked Jar with Triangular Decoration
About Barbara Johnson

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.

Cultures

American Indian

Medium

Pottery

Subject

Keywords

Barbara Johnson, Johnson pottery, Maricopa pottery