Blue Corn – Polychrome Bowl with Cloud and Bird Wing Designs (1970s)
This is a classic polychrome bowl by Blue Corn. Blue Corn began by making black-on-black pottery but it is her polychrome potter for which she is the most famous. This bowl is polished with a white clay slip and then painted. The has a cloud design around the neck. The body of the bowl has mountain step patterns along with rain and bird wing designs. The black painted areas are highlighted with a dark brown clay slip. The bowl was traditionally fired. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Blue Corn”. It was originally purchased in the 1970s. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.