Cata, Rosita (1911-2008)
Rosita Cata was the daughter of Santos and Petronite Cruz. She began making pottery in the 1960's.
Rosita Cata is known for her traditional incised pottery. This bowl is polished red on the rim and base. The bowl is very tightly and deeply incised with clouds, rain, and lighting patterns. The style is derived from the Potsuwi‘i Incised Ware (1450-1500). In the 1930s a group of San Juan Pueblo potters created a revival based on this style. The recessed area of the incised designs is also slipped with mica. The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Rosita Cata”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.
“Revival Rising” Ohkay Owingeh Pottery 1930s-60s