The Dr. Samuel R. Poliakoff Collection of Western Art

at the Abbeville County Library System, Abbeville, SC

Jim Abieta
Jim Abieta
Jim Abieta
Jim Abieta
Nathan Begay
Nathan Begay
Rena Billie
Rena Billie
Louise Goodman
Martha Gordon
Mary Kee
Charles Lee
Lucy Leuppe McKelvy
Cecelia Nelson
Ida Sahme
Jennie Thomas
Tony Tso
Faye Tso
Sue Williams
Lola Yazzie
Sally Yazzie
Pitch-Covered Corrugated Two-Handled Vessel (#38)

Goodman perfected this style of pottery –coils are used in the manufacture of all Southwest pottery, but they are usually smoothed. Goodman has scraped, or smoothed, the inside of the pot, leaving the coils visible on the outside surface, perhaps re-working the coils to make them more pronounced. This is an ancient Southwest potting style, having been practiced by Puebloan ancestors (whom she emulates on this piece) for nearly two millennia. She has also incorporated a non-Native two-handled jug shape. But in Goodman’s capable hands the borrowed shape and exposed coils are uniquely hers.


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