Native American, Rare Vintage Santa Clara Pottery Bowl, by Jody Folwell, Ca 1970's, # 1576

$ 2,000.00

Native American, Rare Vintage Santa Clara Pottery Bowl, by Jody Folwell, Ca 1970's, # 1576

Description: # 1576 Native American, Rare Vintage Santa Clara Pottery Bowl, by Jody Folwell, Ca 1970's. Contemporary Southwest Pot, Santa Clara, signed "Jody," for Jody Folwell, tan slip with red saw tooth designs

Dimensions: 6" H x 9" W.

Condition: Has a small surface graze on one side. Other than this it is in great shape for the age.

Provenance: Eleanor Tulman Hancock collection, New York City.

Jody Folwell-Turipa (born 1942, Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico) is a Native American potter and artist.

One of nine children in the Naranjo family of Santa Clara potters and other artists, Folwell is one of the best-known avant-garde Pueblo potters. Lee Cohen, the late owner of Gallery 10 in Santa Fe and Scottsdale, referred to Folwell as the "first impressionist potter" for her "innovative, off-round, uneven-lipped, asymmetrical polished pots". Folwell is known for her use of social commentary and satire in her pots.[1]

In 1984, she collaborated with Chiricahua Apache sculptor Bob Haozous to create a pot that received the Best of Show award at Santa Fe Indian Market.[2] Fowler's pots are in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian.

Folwell has two daughters, Susan Folwell[3] and Polly Rose Folwell, who are both accomplished potters. In 2009 and 2010 the Heard Museum featured works by all three women in their Mothers & Daughters: Stories in Clay exhibition.[4] Folwell’s mother, Rose Naranjo,[5] was also a respected Santa Clara potter.[2]

Of her work, Folwell has said, "I think of each piece as an artwork that has something to say on its own, a statement about life. I think of myself as being a contemporary potter and a traditionalist at the same time. Combining the two is very emotional and exciting to me. (Source: Wikipedia)

Eleanor Tulman Hancock, American Indian Art Dealer. PUBLISHED: SEPTEMBER 12, 2017

NEW YORK CITY — Eleanor Tulman Hancock, a dealer in North American Indian Art, died after a brief illness on June 15. She is survived by her beloved son, Mason, and granddaughter, Leah, as well as her husband of 46 years, James. Eleanor was predeceased by her brother, Eli, and former husbands, composer Lan Adomian and physicist Marcel Weinrich. 

Hancock pursued a master’s degree in English from Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. After college, she began a career as an actress in New York City. She worked in public relations before discovering her passion for American Indian jewelry, which led to an intensive study of Native American art. A respected specialist for more than 50 years, she handled notable examples of jewelry, pottery, basketry, kachinas, beadwork and Northwest Coast and Inuit art. She owned several First Phase chiefs’ blankets, among the most sought-after of Navajo textiles.

Hancock became a trusted adviser to major collectors and museums in the United States and Europe. Objects once in her possession are now in collections formed by Ralph T. Coe, Charles and Valerie Diker and Eugene and Clare Thaw, and are exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Fenimore Art Museum, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, the Brooklyn Museum and the National Museum of the American Indian, of which she was an early supporter.

Hancock was a longtime member of the Antique Tribal Art Dealers’ Association (ATADA) and the Appraisers Association of America.
A devotee of all the arts, Hancock shared her love of theater, museums, ballet and concerts with her many devoted friends. She will be remembered for her spirit, generosity and concern for friends and family, as well as for her fashion flair, which always included spectacular antique silver and turquoise jewelry.

Memorials are planned for late September and early October in Gloucester, Mass., and New York City. For details, please write

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