Shapes and Forms: Jars, Pots and Ollas

Fine line, rain, bird element and geometric designs on a polychrome olla Polychrome olla decorated with bird element, fine line, rain and geometric designs
by Robert Patricio, Acoma

9 1/2 in H by 12 1/4 in Dia
Cloud, roadrunner and geometric designs on a polychrome jar Polychrome jar decorated with roadrunner, cloud and geometric designs
by Ruby Panana, Zia

5 3/4 in H by 6 in Dia
Bird, flower and geometric designs on a large polychrome jar Large polychrome jar decorated with bird, floral and geometric designs
by Thomas Tenorio, Santo Domingo

13 1/4 in H by 10 1/2 in Dia

"Jars, Pots and Ollas" covers a wide range of Native American pottery. Olla is a Spanish term for "large pot." It implies a large storage jar or water jar.

Pottery photos are courtesy of Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery