This is a delightful shallow bowl or plate created by hand by a master potter. It is cream slipped and painted with traditional designs of including various vines and flowers. The center band is an enlarged checkerboard possibly symbolizing corn. In the center of the bowl is a corn stalk. Juanita is of the corn clan. There are three different colors of slip and paint on this charming polychrome bowl. The underneath side has been hand polished with red slip.
This bowl or plate might be used to hold goodies or personal treasures – for it was made by a living treasure who helped revive pottery making at Jemez Pueblo. Juanita says she learned pottery making from her mother, Rita Magdalena.
Condition: Excellent – original condition – new in 2022.
Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist.