Lewis, Lucy – Bowl with Rain and Lightning Design (1980’s)
Lucy Lewis is one of the great Matriarch potters of the past century. This bowl is coil built and painted using bee-weed, a plant. The design consists of a triangular mountain, rain and lightning design. The pattern is repeated around the shoulder of the bowl. This bowl is thin walled and delicately painted. It was traditionally fired so the white has much more of a pearlescent coloration, which creates added depth. In the 1980’s the surfaces of her pieces were more highly polished, giving them a smoother feel. The bowl is signed on the bottom, “Lucy M. Lewis”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.