JOSIE SEYMOUR (c.1985– )
LAGUNA POLYCHROME OLLA 2018
It's not often we find an important piece by a potter we've never heard of. Actually, we should have. Although she's been a potter for nearly 20 years and still considers herself a beginner, she was featured at the Sundance Film Festival and in a National Geographic Film and was a featured artist at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York—hardly a beginner's resumé. As we explain in the notes for her S-951 ladle, we were captivated by her from the moment we met.
She learned from her Acoma mother-in-law, Jessie Louis. She collects her clay from the desert mesas surrounding Laguna and creates and paints her pottery in her home workshop, firing many pieces traditionally in a pit in her back yard. She explained that my mother-in-law would tell me that if a pot wasn't working for me, that I shouls walk away and let it rest. It's important to have a happy feeling in your heart and good thoughts in your mind when you work. Obviously, this is a happy poi, redolent with tradition, care and skill.
If you want a fine traditional olla by a highly skilled contemporary potter, this is a great place to start.
9-1/2" diameter x 8-3/4" high
Condition new .