Blue Corn – Tile with Lightning & Wind Design (1960’s) (#14)
4.5" x 4.5"
Blue Corn is often best known for her polychrome pottery, she also made exquisite black-on-black pottery. This tile is one of a group that has a fascinating history. They were made in the 1960’s for a CG Wallace Hotel in Albuquerque. Each tile is signed on the back in the clay and each also has a sequential number and how it should be placed (up, down, etc). They were meant to be used as tiles in a wall but were never removed from their box! This tile is painted black-on-black and has a lightning and wind design. Note how even the sides of the tile are fully polished! The tile is signed, “Blue Corn, San Ildefonso”. It is tile number “14”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. Definitely a fascinating piece of history! The last photo is one that I took of all the tiles in their correct sequence and placement.