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Today Russel has continued to be one of the Pueblo pottery innovators by building each coil to perfection. Russell uses a stone polish and scrifitto technique. This particular jars design is Red-Mica and then scrifitto etched to achieve the contrast between the polish and texture. The polished clay brings out the design of the Avanyu Water Serpent. The water Serpent is a Tewa deity, which is the guardian of water with curves suggestive of flowing water or the zig-zag of lightning. The eye of the water Serpent is a high-grade turquoise. The top of the jar lid which is a Bear design is the polished clay with mica. The bottom this jar is signed in clay.