Untitled pot

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Copied 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

Artwork Details

Title
Untitled pot
Date
2021
Dimensions
overall: 14 38 × 13 58 in. (36.4 × 34.6 cm) footprint: 5 in. (12.7 cm)
Credit Line
Museum purchase through the Howard Kottler Endowment for Ceramic Art
Mediums
Mediums Description
natural clay with acrylic paint
Keywords
  • Object — other — container
Object Number
2021.96

Artwork Description

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

Exhibitions

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This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World showcases the dynamic landscape of American craft today. The exhibition highlights the role that artists play in our world to spark essential conversations, stories of resilience, and methods of activism—showing us a more relational and empathetic world. It centers more expansive definitions and acknowledgments of often-overlooked histories and contributions of women, people of color, and other marginalized communities.