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Lonewolf, Joseph – Red & Black Bowl with Nine Birds (1978)

Lonewolf, Joseph – Red & Black Bowl with Nine Birds (1978)

2"w x 2"h
$ 1,250.00
Availability: In stock

Joseph Lonewolf began making pottery in 1970-1.  This is a classic piece of his pottery in the black and red style. The firing is one where he created a “red and black” coloration at the end of the firing process before the manure was added to turn the piece black.  The bowl is polished, incised and etched before it is fired.  The design on this piece is a series of nine birds.  The top half of the bowl is red and the bottom half is black.  The area behind the birds is more deeply incised with a swirling linear design.   The precision of the designs and the shine of the polished surface create a perfect balance.  This piece is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay.


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Artist

Artist

Lonewolf, Joseph (1932-2014)

Joseph Lonewolf  (1932-2014)

joseph lonewolf Joseph Lonewolf is a son of noted potters Camilio and Agapita Tafoya, and the brother of Grace Medicine Flower. Beginning in the early 1970's, Joseph 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 in his work. When Joseph and his family gather clay, they do it with the utmost respect. Before the clay can be taken from Mother Earth, they must say a prayer asking to take the clay and tell the clay mother that they are going to take her and make her into a beautiful pot. The clay is brought home, and water is added to turn the clay to a liquid form known as slip. The slip is then strained to take out any rocks or debris, and then the clay can be dried kneaded and used. Joseph was awarded numerous awards throughout his career, and his work can be found in museums worldwide. He has been featured in numerous books including "The Art of Clay" and has received the prestigious New Mexico Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts in 2009 and the SWAIA Lifetime Achievement Award.
Joseph Lonewolf
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