Lonewolf, Joseph – “Call to The Creatures” (1984)
Beginning in the early 1970’s, Joseph Lonewolf revolutionized the world of Santa Clara pottery by incorporating his sgraffito (lightly etching the surface of the clay) and incised (more deeply cut into the clay) designs. This seedpot is entitled, “Call to the Creatures”. Joseph wrote of this piece:
“The time has come…the People must stock up on food and clothing once again. Standing upon the design symbolic of his pathway, the flute player lifts his flute and calls the creatures on the back side of this creation. Encircled by the musical story coming from his flute, the flute player, symbolic of leadership, tells the rabbit, antelope, ram, and fish to come forth and provide the people all they require”.
This seedpot is very intricately designed with a fourish of the flute player on the piece. There is an additional green clay slip used to highlight the piece. The yearly symbol for 1984 is near the base and it is a rainbow, symbolising a bright future. The seedpot is signed on the bottom in the clay. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. It includes the original card with the information on the piece.