- Tall squash pot
- 18 1⁄8 x 12 1⁄8 in. [irregular]
- © 2020, Jane Osti
- Credit Line
- Museum purchase through the Richard T. Evans Fund
- Mediums Description
- Object — other — container
- Object Number
This pot is an abstracted round squash with its blossom leading into a tall neck. The artist fired it with wood from an Osage orange tree, which resulted in a deep, dark hue.
Named a Cherokee Living Treasure in 2005, Jane Osti is a master potter based in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, the capital city of the Cherokee Nation. Her art centers on preserving and promoting Cherokee culture and arts. Osti hand builds and wood fires her ceramics, often drawing from ancestral forms and designs.
This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World, 2022