Candelario, Hubert – 37 Rib Melon bowl
Hubert Candelario is one of the few potters working at San Felipe Pueblo. This is one of his melon bowls with 37 ribs! Each rib is individually carved into the clay and start very narrowly at the neck and get larger at the shoulder and narrow to the base. There is a beautiful symmetry that he is able to create with these pieces. The ribs are round and slipped with a micaceous clay which gives the pieces its coloration and sparkle. The piece is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Hubert Candelario”.
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