Coriz, Hilda – Open Bowl with Bird Design (2000)
This is a small bowl by Hilda Coriz. Hilda would coil build each piece and she also painted some of her pieces after Arthur passed away in 1998. This open bowl is a classic shape for Kewa pottery. The outside is painted with leaf designs. The interior had clouds and a Kewa bird with a checkerboard center. The painting was done with natural clay slips (white and red) and then wild spinach (black). There is a “spirit line” or break in the painted design on the rim, which then extends down through the entire design! This goes back to historic Kewa pottery when the artist would use the spirit line to release their spirit or connection from the vessel. The bowl is signed on the bottom, “Hilda Coriz”. The bowl is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.