ROBERT TENORIO (1950– )
KEWA POLYCHROME OLLA circa 2017
There are only a handful of living potters who have a body of work and an influence important enough to place them among the all-time greats. Of all the living potters, Robert Tenorio may be the most eligible. As Kewa's leading potter since the 1970s, he and his family have redefined Kewa pottery and will continue to influence it for decades to come. This large jar is Robert at his best, and it's in impeccable condition except for the normal and expected handling wear and abrasion on its base. It's an interpretation of the dramatic reverse-painted designs that Kewa's Aguilar sisters used on the highly prized ollas they made in the 1920s. On this one, Robert got every bit as dramatic as the Aguilar sisters ever did.
6-1/2" diameter x 9" high