Candelario, Hubert – Mini 14 Rib Melon bowl (2010)

1.5"w x 1"h

$ 600.00

Hubert Candelario is one of the few potters working at San Felipe Pueblo.  This is one of his melon classic melon bowls with 14 ribs.  Each rib is carved into the clay and has a sharp edge.  Each one starts very narrowly at the neck and gets larger at the shoulder and narrows to the base.  There is a beautiful symmetry that he is able to create with these pieces.  The ribs are slipped with a micaceous clay which gives the pieces their coloration and sparkle.  He applies five or more layers of micaceous clay to create an even tonality to the surface.  The piece is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Hubert Candelario”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.