"The clay in the region is generally gritty and pottery made from it tends to be soft and thick. [Cochiti] was one of the few areas of the Pueblo world that never made glaze painted pottery on colored surfaces, instead using carbon-black paint on gray, cream, or white grounds. Bowls were often large and shallow and jars squat with sharply sloping shoulders, vertical rims, and wide mouths. Upper shoulders were usually painted with a framed band subdivided into large panels with bold, angular motifs. Bowls had similar bands on either or both upper walls, and many have a large motif in the center interior. Lines were broad and casual."
-J.J. Brody, Voices in Clay: Pueblo Pottery from the Edna M. Kelly Collection