Gonzales, Barbara – Red Bowl with Etched Owl Faces (1975)

4"w x 1.75"h

$ 175.00

Barbara Gonzales is a great-great-granddaughter of Maria Martinez.  She is known for her innovative pottery which combines etched designs with inset stones.  This bowl is coil-built and stone polished.  The bowl has a sharp shoulder and a nearly flat top.  There are four owl faces etched into the clay.  They are separated by diamond shape checkerboard designs. The bowl was traditionally fired a deep red coloration.  It is signed in the clay, “Than-Moo-Whe”, which is Barbara’s name in Tewa.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.