Blue Corn – Large Polychrome Bowl with Plant Designs (1975)
This is a striking large polychrome bowl by Blue Corn from 1975. She is certainly one of the most creative potters of her time with a varied used of clays and firing techniques to create her distinctive pottery. This is one of her larger bowls and it is very round in shape creating a lot of surface area to polish and paint. The bowl is rag polished with a cream-colored clay slip. The design around the neck is a star pattern. Around the center is a band of plant and leaf patterns. They are painted with black and ochre-colored clays. It is a fluid design that accentuates the shape of the bowl. It is not often that we see her work in such a large size. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Blue Corn, San Ildefonso 75”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.