Lonewolf, Joseph – Red & Black Jar with Avanyu (1973)
Joseph Lonewolf began making pottery in 1970-1. This is a classic piece of his pottery in the black and red style. It is a wide shoulder jar shape and note how deeply indented it is in the bottom. It is an early piece from 1973. The jar is incised around the neck with a mountain pattern. Around the shoulder is an avanyu. Joseph always had a feathered avanyu as his design. Joseph created the “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. Note as well the matte area which has been etched away and the lines which either swirl or extend vertically to emphasize the polished areas. This piece is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. It is signed on the bottom in the clay.