This vase represents the spirit of the river environment. The spirits are blessing all life. The Kiva (step-design on the top) and carved cloud design represent the spirit world.
The vase was built by coiling the clay, sanding to a fine finish, each section hand carved after the pot was fully dried, the green, gold,and orange sections are textured. and stone-polished, painted with 10 clay slips, etched, then fired with juniper wood.