Cata, Rosita (1911-2008)
Rosita Cata was the daughter of Santos and Petronite Cruz. She began making pottery in the 1960's.
Rosita Cata was known for her traditional incised pottery. This plate is both incised and painted. The back of the plate is polished red. The front is incised with a rainbow and cloud design. The white areas are incised into the clay and then painted. The red is painted onto the matte tan areas. It is a striking and complex design. The plate is signed on the back in the clay, “Rosita Cata”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.
“Revival Rising” Ohkay Owingeh Pottery 1930s-60s