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