Lonewolf, Joseph – Seedpot with Turtle & Fish (1984)
This seedpot by Joseph Lonewolf is from 1984 and it is highly polished and fired red. The design is unusual as it has a turtle as the central pattern. The turtle is not unusual but note the shape of the turtle’s head and neck and it is certainly reminiscent of the work of Tony Da in style. The turtle has a mountain design on its back and note at the lower right there is a tiny dragonfly. As the seedpot is turned there are two incised Mimbres style fish etch into the clay. There is also another dragonfly. There is also the yearly symbol for 1984 which has the shifting sand pattern. The seedpot is highly polished and the contrast of the matte and polished surfaces works perfectly for this desig. It is is signed on the bottom in the clay. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.