Blue Corn – Large Polychrome Bowl with Feather and Mesa Design (1979)
9.75"w x 4.75"h
This is a large and intricately painted polychrome bowl by Blue Corn. Blue Corn began by making black-on-black pottery but it is her polychrome pottery for which she is the most famous. This bowl is polished with a white clay slip and then painted. The bowl has a rain and rainbow pattern around the rim. Around the shoulder are rain, mesa, cloud and feather designs. They are painted with black clay and highlighted with a red clay slip. It is a complex and dramatic design. The bowl is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Blue Corn”. It was originally purchased in the 1979. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.