Gonzales, Tse-Pe – Seedpot with Bear, Pueblo Figure and Sun (1980s)
Tse-Pe Gonzales as a son of noted potter Rose Gonzales. This large seedpot is fully polished and fired black. It is etched into the clay on one side with a large figure, a heartline bear medallion, and a sun. The bear and figure are highlighted with blue and red clay slips. The Pueblo figure has white clay additions on the face. The sun has an inset hei-shi bead on the face. The background area is more deeply etched, which is always a visual hallmark of his clay art. It is signed on the bottom with Tse-Pe’s hallmark “TP”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.