A truly unique piece, this large jar by San Ildefonso potter Erik (Than Tsideh) Fender is a departure from his more recognizable black on black pieces, as is typified by its buff color, making this piece an immediate standout. Erik, whose work is influenced by his mother, Martha Appleleaf, and grandmother, Carmelita Dunlap, both legendary potters in their own right, often paints traditional designs on each of his pieces and executes a smooth, exquisite polish. This piece features both weather and geometric designs painted along the top and bottom portions, while the center of the piece showcases a series of feather patterns in succession. The bottom of the piece is painted in both red and brown, with the rim painted black with geometric designs in buff. The piece is signed Than Tsideh, which means Sunbird. 10 1/4″ tall x 9 1/2″ wide.