Pottery Corn Maiden vase by Geraldine Sandia (Jemez)
Geraldine Sandia was born into the Jemez Pueblo in 1950. She began to work with clay around the age of 10 and learned the traditional techniques of Jemez pottery from her mother, Cecilia Loretto. Geraldine gathers the raw clay from the surrounding hills at Jemez Pueblo then refines it and uses the coil method to create her forms. The surfaces are sanded, hand painted and stone polished before the pieces are fired outdoors in the traditional way. She is published in Southern Pueblo Pottery 2,000 Artist Biographies and Southwestern Pottery Anasazi to Zuni.
This vase measures 5 3/4 inches tall by 10 inches in circumference. Approximate diameter measures 3 inches.