Blue Corn (1921 - 1999)
While Blue Corn is often best known for her polychrome pottery, she began her career making black pottery. This is one of her earlier pieces from the 1960’s. The bowl is deeply carved with an avanyu encircling the piece. The style of the carving is much like that seen in other early San Ildefonso potters, with a “cameo style”. The avanyu encircles the shoulder of the bowl and the inside rim is also polished. The avanyu is highly polished and the bowl was traditionally fired a deep black coloration. It is signed on the bottom in the clay “Blue Corn, San Ildefonso”. The bowl is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.