Blue Corn – Black Bowl with 47 Feather Pattern (1970s)
Blue Corn was one of the great innovative San Ildefonso potters of the late 1900s. She is often best known for her polychrome pottery but began her career making black pottery. This bowl is from the 1970s. It is very highly polished and very tightly painted with 47 feathers as the pattern. The design encircles the entire bowl. It is fired black with some gunmetal coloration to the surface. It is signed in the clay, “Blue Corn”. The bowl is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.