Another new “theme” from Jennifer. This beautiful seed bowl, like all her work, is hand coiled, incised, painted with natural pigments, and fired outdoors. Jennifer adds all her painting work after the firing. This new jar features piranhas, and arapaima. Since I really know nothing about these fish, I studied a bit about them. A piranha is a member of family Serrasalmidae within the tetra family, Characidae It is a freshwater fish that inhabits South American rivers, floodplains, lakes, and reservoirs. Although often described as extremely predatory and mainly feeding on fish, their dietary habits vary extensively, and they will also take plant material leading to their classification as omnivorous. The arapaima is a massive yet sleek, streamlined freshwater fish native to the streams of the Amazon River basin. It can breathe air, allowing it to survive in in pools with low water levels or decaying vegetation. Because of Jennifer’s amazing knowledge about fish and so many other animals, I learn so much from her.

The precision of incising on the jar is phenomenal. So lifelike, so accurately drawn, it is a real beauty! Notice the incised wave features behind the school of fish. Adding a 3D effect, this is a real gem!

2 1/8″ high by 2 1/2″ wide