Baca, Angela – Large 32 Rib Melon Bowl
This is one of the largest pieces we have seen by Angela Baca. She was famous throughout her career for her carved melon ribbed pottery. The form is derived from the melon or squash grown in the area and so there is always an organic style to the shape. This piece is round and has 32 ribs carved into the clay. The entire surface of the bowl is fully polished, including the space between each of the ribs! Sometimes the space between the ribs would be matte, but the more complicated pieces of her pottery are always fully polished. The bowl is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Angela Baca” and it is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.