Folwell, Polly Rose – Bowl with Bird Wing Designs
Polly Rose Folwell is known for use of classic designs on her traditional inspired Santa Clara pottery. This bowl is coil built and fired brown. The designs are bird wing patterns inspired from various pueblos. The pattern on the top of the bowl has both painted and linear patterns, reminiscent of San Ildefonso pottery. The central area has Hopi style bird wings. The base has Acoma style bird wing patterns. It is interesting how she has brought all these together in one piece and contrasts the various styles. It is signed on the bottom in the clay. .