Baca, Angela – Black Melon Bowl with 24 Ribs (1970s)
Angela Baca was famous for her carved melon bowls. This bowl is very deeply carved and each rib is stone polished. On this bowl, each rib and the space between is matte. The variation in polished and matte surfaces accentuates each rib on her pottery. The 24 ribs are very tightly carved and extend from the rim to the base. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Angela Baca” and it is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.