Corn, cotton and water design on a polychrome umbrella stand
Polychrome umbrella stand by Santo Domingo potter Thomas Tenorio
17 3/4 in H by 12 1/2 in Dia
Rope biyo' around the neck of a tall brown jar
Typical large brown cylinder-type jar made by Navajo potter Rose Williams
16 in H by 11 3/4 in Dia
Bird element design on a polychrome yellow ware cylinder
Cylinder by Hopi-Tewa potter Rachel Sahmie
4 1/4 in H by 2 1/2 in Dia
Palhik Mana and geometric design on a polychrome yellow ware cylinder
Cylinder by Hopi-Tewa potter Jean Sahme
11 3/4 in H by 5 1/2 in Dia

Most cylinders I have seen come from Hopi-Tewa potters. It's a form they have used for more than 100 years, possibly derived from their interpretions of ancient Sikyatki and Awatovi shapes. Some Santo Domingo potters used to produce umbrella stands for the tourist trade that were similar to today's Hopi cylinders. The form has been revived by potters like Robert and Thomas Tenorio. Rose Williams was famous for her large, brown cylindrical pots, many of which have been used to make drums. Diego Valles of Mata Ortiz has also produced some pure cylinders (most Puebloan cylinders have bottoms while Diego's don't: they are thin-walled, beautifully carved and exquisitely painted tubes).

Pueblo design carved into a beige sculptural cylinder
Beige sculptural cylinder by Hopi potter Al Qoyawayma
12 3/4 in H by 8 1/4 in Dia
Black micaceous cylinder
Black micaceous cylinder by Robert Vigil of Nambe Pueblo
8 3/4 in H by 5 1/4 in Dia
Pottery photos courtesy of Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery