Gonzales, Rose – Red Bowl with Lightning and Rain (1950s)
This is a classic bowl by San Ildefonso potter Rose Gonzales. She 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 bowl is carved in her classic cameo style. There are cloud and lightning designs that extend up to the rim of the bowl from the polished body of the piece. The bowl is a deep red coloration. The bowl is signed on the bottom, “Rose” and it is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.