DIANE WADE (?– )
ISLETA BROWNWARE CANTEEN 1997
This sturdy canteen in the brownwear sgraffito style gives us a bear, bear paws and all the appropriate design motifs. Its reverse is flattened so it fits comfortably on a table. It also gives the potter's full name: Diane Wounded Horse Wade. We don't have much information on her, and we assume she was relatively young when she made this. Based on the four pieces of hers we've found—this one, a pleasant incised little brownware bear, a delightful polychrome owl and an impressive brown wedding vase, we think of her as a potter to be taken seriously. We put the bear, the owl and the wedding vase on page 87 of our Southwestern Pottery, Anasazi to Zuni Second Edition and gave a lot of attention to her in the text. We show this on page 23 of our Collections of Southwestern Pottery.
5-1/2" wide x 5-7/8" high x 2-1/2" thick