Carmel Lewis learned from one of the best as she was growing up- she learned from her mother, Lucy Lewis. The Lewis family keeps the same patterns and does not move to a contemporary style because it is very important to them to keep alive true traditions and designs of the ancient Mimbres people alive. Some of these designs are replicated in the deer pot.
Carmel’s pottery brings to mind the early work of her mother, but with a more modern appearance and her own tightness of design. This bowl is certainly inspired by the work of her mother, Lucy Lewis. There are four heart line deer painted on the bowl. They are charming with their little feet and their heads turned in different directions. The bowl is painted with bee-weed (black) and a red clay slip for the arrow of the heart line. It is always nice to see such a traditional bowl.
Condition: Excellent- original condition
Provenance: Purchased from a private collector in Scottsdale, Arizona