Beautifully crafted vase by Onondaga artist Pete Jones. Jones began working the clay at age seven, encouraged by both his parents. At the age of fourteen, he enrolled at the then-fledgling Institute of American Indian Arts, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is well known for his perceptive clay sculptures, but his pots he calls his bread and butter. These pots are of a white clay, etched with images from his cultural heritage and enhanced with colorful glazes. In this pot, the geometric designes are reminiscent of the collar designs on the utilitarian pots his ancestors made and the curled lines are reminiscent of the curved designs on clothing. Jones’ sculpture has earned him commissions including two monumental bronzes in Akron, Ohio. His work has been exhibited widely and is in the collections of the Heard Museum, MFA in Boston, Everson Museum, Museums of Anthropology in Berlin and Frankfurt and the Iroquois Indian Museum in Howes Cave, NY. H: 5"