Lonewolf, Joseph – Red Double Mimbres Antelope Seedpot (1975)
This red polished seedpot by Joseph Lonewolf is from 1975. It has a flat top and it is fully polished. The top is etched with two connected Mimbres antelope. They are surrounded by cloud and rain designs. The matte area has straight etched lines. All of Joseph’s designs were etched into the clay before they were fired. The seedpot is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. It is signed, “Jospeh Lonewolf” on the bottom in the clay.
“Art was a hobby, including clay sculpting I learned from my father, the potting I learned from my mother, and the beadwork I learned from my grandparents. I became a full-time potter only this spring. Before that, I had an 8-to-5 job in Colorado Springs as a journeyman mechanic. “It gives me a funny feeling when people tell me I’ve done something brand new and different. I’ve just figured out all over again what potters did centuries ago. But it is NOT new as people like to say it is. Such colors were achieved in pre-history times by my ancestors.” Joseph Lonewolf, Spoken Through Clay, 1972