Gonzales, John – Red Bowl with Avanyu (1999)
This bowl by John Gonzales is from 1999. The rim and base are a red clay slip. There is a central band which is tan colored and etched with an avanyu (water serpent) as the design. The avanyu encircles the bowl and the background area of the design is slipped with mica. Above and below the avanyu are inset shel hei-shi beads. The bowl is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. It is signed on the bottom, “John Gonzales”.