Shapes and Forms: Seed Pots
Seedpots came about as a means of effectively preserving seeds for planting. It used to be that a vessel was made with a small hole in it, large enough to pass seeds through but small enough to put a plug in. When planting season came around again, the pot would be broken and the seeds released for planting.
Today, the seedpot design has been stretched, flattened, blown up and used as a background for all kinds of decorations.
Polychrome seedpot with lady bug, butterfly and shard design
by Carolyn Concho, Acoma
1 1/4 in H by 3 in Dia
Brown seedpot with a sgraffito turtle and dragonfly motif
by Dusty Naranjo, Santa Clara
2 1/2 in H by 5 1/4 in Dia
Polychrome seedpot with sgraffito and painted lizard and geometric designs
by Glendora Fragua, Jemez
1 1/4 in H by 2 3/4 in Dia
Black seed pot decorated with a sgraffito hummingbird, feather and geometric design
by Dean Haungooah, Santa Clara
2 in H by 2 1/2 in Dia