Few silhouettes match the Blackware chimney jar of Santa Clara. This one has a tall configuration and a jar like bowl. Deeply carved, square edges. Very deft, and edge lined with mineral borders. Sharp!
Carol Velarde excels with fine stone polished surfaces. Her vessels are hand formed in traditional Santa Clara coiling. Evenly thick walls and skillful carving.
Excellent condition. From private collection circa 1985. Measures about 5” x 3”. Good heft.