PAULITA PACHECO (1943–2008)
KEWA POLYCHROME PITCHER 2004
Considering its size and the skill and reputation of the potter, this is a tremendous bargain. Robert Tenorio's sister Paulita collaborated with her husband Gilbert and, in her words, "made traditional Santo Domingo pottery." As this indicates, she wasn't afraid to make large pieces like Santo Domingo potters made a century ago and few do today, but she also wasn't above tinkering a bit with tradition. We doubt that any other potter from Kewa, or from anywhere else for that matter, ever made another ten-and-a-half-inch-tall breakfast-table cream pitcher. Sadly, Paulita passed away in late 2008. With Paulita's passing, Robert Tenorio has lost three fine potters from his family. His sister Hilda died in 2007, and her husband Arthur Coriz left us in 1998. This holds a special place in our hearts because of its bargain feature. Of all the pieces made by important potters we've ever owned, this hefty specimen has to have the best price per pound.
10" diameter x 9-1/2" high excluding handle and lip
The signature, helped a bit in Photoshop