Blue Corn (1921 - 1999)
This bowl is one of the few deep-carved polychrome pieces 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 coil-built, carved, polished, painted, and traditionally fired. There is an avanyu carved into the clay encircling the piece. The background area that is carved away is slipped with tan clay and the avanyu is outlined in black. The remainder is highly polished off-white clay. The bowl was traditionally fired. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Blue Corn” and dated 1975. The bowl is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. “.