Komalestewa, Alton & Jeannie Shupla – Carved Bowl with Cloud and Lightning Designs (1980s)

4"w x 2.5"h

$ 325.00

Alton Komalestewa learned to make pottery from his mother-in-law Helen Shupla.  When he first began he made pieces with his wife, Jeannie Shupla. Most of these pieces were carved in style.  This bowl was made by Jeannie and carved by Alton.  The design is a cloud, lightning, and rain pattern.  It is deeply carved and complicated in style, using the negative space to accentuate the imagery.  Jeannie passed away in 1989 and they only worked together for a few years. The bowl is signed “Alton Komalestewa and Jeannie Shupla”.   It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.