Magnificent Tall Polished and Painted Pottery Jar

Carmelita Dunlap

Magnificent Tall Polished and Painted Pottery Jar, Pottery by Carmelita Dunlap
  • Dunlap pottery
  • San Ildefonso pottery
Item Purchased
Marked Down $1,500.00
Gallery Price $2,500.00
Title
Magnificent Tall Polished and Painted Pottery Jar
Artist
Carmelita Dunlap
Medium
Hand-coiled polished and painted blackware
Size
9" height X 8" maximum diameter
Signed
"Carmelita Dunlap San Ildefonso Pueblo" inscribed underneath
Condition
Excellent, except minor scuffs near bottom where signed
Provenance
DM-3
About The Magnificent Tall Polished and Painted Pottery Jar

This graceful jar is secure in its belief that its balanced design compliments perfectly its undulating shape.

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:
  • Velvety Black on Black Wedding Jar, Pottery 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 pottery, San Ildefonso pottery