Lonewolf, Joseph – Red Mimbres Rabbit and 32 Feathers Seedpot (1975)

2"w x 2"h

$ 1,600.00

This red polished seedpot by Joseph Lonewolf is from 1975. It is round and has the hole on the top.  The main design is a Mimbres-inspired rabbit.  The center of the rabbit has cloud and rain designs.  Surrounding the rabbit are 32 feathers.  Note the precision of the feathers etched into the clay at an angle around the rabbit!  The rabbit and the feathers were etched into the clay before the piece was fired. The seedpot is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.  It is signed, “Joseph 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