Lewis, Lucy – Fineline Star and Mountain Design Bowl with Lightning Rim (1975)

9.5"w x 5.5"h

$ 2,800.00

This is a striking larger 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 and red clay slip on the rim.  The bowl has alternating fine-line painted star patterns with triangular mountain patterns. The alternating designs create a dramatic appearance on the bowl.  What is unusual is the rim, which is corrugated with a lightning design.  Zoom in and note how in the red areas there is a very subtle texture from the implement used to create the triangle design.  The corrugation with the lightning has a very complementary appearance with the bowl.  The piece is from 1975.  It is native fired and has a beautiful coloration to the white clay slip.  It is signed on the bottom, “Lucy M. Lewis”.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.