GRACE MONAHAN (?–1980)
MARICOPA BLACK ON RED WEDDING VASE circa 1960
Grace Monahan's baroque signature implies the character of her designs, more tightly drawn and swirly than anyone else's and nusing finer lines than other Maricopa potters usually managed. Her designs are distinctive enough so that most of her pieces are instantly recognizable without the signature. Although she wasn't one of the original potters in the 1937 Maricopa Pottery Cooperative, she worked alongside celebrated artists like Ida Redbird, Mary Juan, Mabel Sunn and Alma Lawrence, and today her work has a similar importance. This appears on page 151 of our The Desert Southwest, Four Thousand Years of Life and Art.
5" diameter excluding spouts x 6-1/4" high
Condition excellent, no restoration