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Eunice Prieto



3.5 x 5.25 x 4.25 in.
Museum Permanent Collection

This unusual covered jar features an unassuming resting profile, one that references an ancient Greek figure. Eunice Prieto’s auburn glaze tones on stoneware illuminate the soft angelic features. The lid fits superbly, providing equitable interior space for a trinkets and treasures.

Eunice Adams Prieto was born and raised on a farm outside of Spencerport, New York, where as one of two sisters, she took on the farmer’s son role. Though small in stature, her nickname was “Amazon Adams,” as her capacity for hard work of all kinds carried her through life’s challenges. Eunice met her future husband, Tony Prieto at Alfred University, New York, where she was in the class of 1946 for her Bachelor of Fine Arts. They settled in the Oakland, California area and raised four boys. She taught a variety art and ceramics classes for youth and adults for local programs, community colleges, California College of Arts and Crafts and Mills College. She exhibited her ceramic work in numerous exhibitions in the Bay Area and the prestigious Invitational at Scripps College in Claremont, CA.

Billie Sessions, PhD.

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