Aguilar, Joe – Polychrome Plate with Star Pattern (1950’s)
Joe Aguilar began his career painting pottery for his mother, Susana Aguilar, He also made pottery with his wife, Rosalie, through the 1940s. In the 1950s he created a fascinating group of polychrome pottery including both plates and vessels. He was one of the few potters at the time still using traditional techniques and designs for his work. This plate is a striking design with a star pattern. The fine line work is very similar to his earlier black-on-black painted pottery. The rain and cloud patterns accentuate the central star design. The plate is signed on the back, “Joe Aguilar”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.