Exhibitions: Living Legacies: The Arts of the Americas

Jody Folwell: Olla, Market Stampede

Olla, Market Stampede, 1990. Jody Folwell, Santa Clara (born 1942). Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico. Ceramic, slip. Brooklyn Museum, Lent by Eleanor Tulman Hancock, L1998.4

Jody Folwell believes in making statements with images and words. She makes clay pots in the traditional coil way, but then sculpts them into asymmetrical shapes and incorporates colors, designs, and wordplay. The words "Market Stampede" superimposed over a herd of Indian ponies galloping across the surface of this pot satirize buyers rushing to the Santa Fe Indian markets. Each Folwell pot tells a story—sometimes beautiful, sometimes caustic—about contemporary life.