Untitled pot

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  • Lisa Holt, Harlan Reano (Santo Domingo / Kewa Pueblo), Untitled pot, 2021, natural clay with acrylic paint, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Howard Kottler Endowment for Ceramic Art, 2021.96

Lisa Holt (Cochiti Pueblo) and Harlan Reano (Kewa/​Santo Domingo Pueblo) have been collaborating on pottery since 1999. Both artists are from Indigenous pueblos in northern New Mexico, and they gather and process natural clay from Cochiti Pueblo. Holt shaped the clay in the shape of a water jar and Reano painted the surface, often combining motifs from both pueblos and then adding his own design elements. The bright, pulsating color palette accentuates the repeated floral pattern that mimics the wildflower blooms in New Mexico. 

This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World, 2022

Untitled pot
overall: 14 38 × 13 58 in. (36.4 × 34.6 cm) footprint: 5 in. (12.7 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase through the Howard Kottler Endowment for Ceramic Art

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natural clay with acrylic paint
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