DELDRICK CELLICON (?– )
and LORENDA CELLICON (?– )
ZUNI POLYCHROME FETISH JAR 2016
Sometimes we get exasperated by the lack of attention paid to truly deserving potters. Deldrick and Lorenda Cellicon, husband and wife, have been making pottery for more than 20 years, always elegantly crafted, meticulously painted pieces, all instantly recognizable as their work. Like most contemporary Zuni potters, they fall into the category of what Zuni master Noreen Simplicio defined as "both traditional and contemporary," kiln firing and using commercial clays but using traditional motifs. Their favorte designs are lizards, salamanders, frogs, rosettes, feathers and scrolls, but this salamander is the one we most associate with them. Schaaf's 2002 Southern Pueblo Pottery shows four of their pieces and gives them a lot of space, but provides almost no information about them. We have their work in the Second Edition of our Southwestern Pottery, Anasazi to Zuni, but we admired them long before that came out in 2015. Our 1998 Collections of Southwestern Pottery shows a 1996 double vase. The Cellicons' work is far more important than their prices suggest.
4-1/4" diameter x 5-3/4" high