Gonzales, Rose – Large Bowl with Feather Design
Rose Gonzales is often considered the first at San Ildefonso Pueblo to make carved pottery. However, over the course of her career, she created a variety of styles including plainware, painted and carved pottery. This wide bowl is her classic shape with the sharp shoulder. It is painted on the shoulder with a feather and storm pattern. The painting is sharp and the bowl is very highly polished. It is fired a deep black in coloration. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Rose”. It is in excellent condition with no crack, restoration or repair.