Monday, April 16, 2012

Rattlesnake through the Pottery Hole

Rattlesnake Pot by Olivia Dominguez
This thin-walled, softly glowing snake pot fashioned from locally gathered white clay and adorned with intricate ancient Paquime designs with paints prepared from area mineral pigments, exemplifies the supreme pottery skill of one of Mata Ortiz's many fine ceramic artists, Olivia Renteria Dominguez. It is the most elegant pottery creation I have ever seen.