A humorous piece of art pottery created by the renowned Native American potter Genevieve Golsh of the Rincon Reservation Pauma Valley California. This will put a smile on anyone's face. The body of the milk jug or pitcher is covered with whimsical bird and plant figures in pale blues, pinks, and green outlined in black. There are tracks and symbols in black on the handle and around the rim. The bottom has hand written Indian saying or proverb and Golsh's signature. Most of her work was done on plates or bowls and it is rare to find a pitcher.
The pitcher is 6" from spout to handle and stands 4 1/4" high. The clear glaze over the creamy body shows some crackling. The jug may have been used to hold pens at one time; there are some flecks of ink on the inside bottom and a little roughness around the inside of the rim. There are no cracks, chips or repairs.
"The late Genevieve Golsh, a ceramic artist, was a collector of legends. Her pieces portray a range of tribal traditions and designs. T are representations of ceremonial dancers, animals and plants. T are also designs that appear strikingly abstract. Golsh, who was born in Oklahoma in 1901, and lived the last 50 years of her life in an adobe house on the Rincon reservation in California. Her second husband, Marcos Golsh, was chief of the Rincon band during the 1940's. He died in 1988, and she died in 1992. Glosh received a Freddie award, which is given by Popular Ceramics magazine to outstanding ceramics artists. Among the places that have exhibited her ceramics are the Southwest Museum of the American Indian in Los Angeles, the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial at Gallup, N.M., and the California State Fair. Golsh sold her ceramic pieces out of her home and through the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana."