Lonewolf, Joseph – “Long-Eared Leaper” Seedpot with Card (1988)
Beginning in the early 1970s, 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 from 1988 and it is fully designed. The piece is entitled, “Long-Eared Leaper”. It has a rabbit and a golden eagle as the design. The eagle is more realistic in design. The piece has the 1988 yearly symbol, which is a bear paw. The piece is signed on the bottom, “Joseph Lonewolf” and has one of the original cards which he would type for each piece. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.
On the card, Joseph wrote in part:
“Encircled by the pathways of life and destiny is a full-bodied jackrabbit and the bust of a Golden Eagle. The buff-toned path of life deonotes the jackrabbit’s ability to get alogn with very little water. The partially portrayed eagle deontes its lack of interest in pursuing the rabbit. The yearly symbol of a ‘bear paw’ representing strength and good medicine “. Joseph Lonewolf