Lewis, Lucy – Bowl with Quail and Butterfly (1970’s)
This is a charming smaller bowl by Lucy Lewis. She is one of the great Matriarch potters of the past century. This bowl is coil built and painted with bee-weed (a plant) for the black. The bowl has a butterfly and two quail as the design. The quail are on the opposite side of the bowl, as if they are looking for the butterfly which has flown off! This piece is from the 1970s. It has been native fired and has a beautiful coloration to the white clay slip. It is signed on the bottom, “Lucy M. Lewis”. It is in good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. There are a few small areas of spalling seen in the photos.