Leno, Juana – Bowl with Rainbirds and Rain Clouds (1970s)

6.75"w x 6.25"h

$ 850.00

Juana Leno is one of the four revivalist matriarchs of contemporary Acoma pottery (including Marie Z. Chino, Lucy Lewis, and Jessie Garcia). She was a daughter of Lupita and Jose Vallo and learned to make pottery from her grandmother Eulilia Vallo. This large bowl is one of her classic shapes with a round body and a turned-in rim.  The rim of the bowl has rainclouds. The bowl has large swirling rainbirds and large areas of fine-lines.  The fine-line areas are slipped with red clay.  Overall, it is one of the more dramatic and colorful pieces of her pottery we have had in the gallery.  The bowl was traditionally fired and it is very thin-walled. It is signed on the bottom, “Leno”. It is in very good condition and a creative piece of pottery by this important Acoma Pueblo potter!