Nichols, Robert Cleto – Black Bowl with Carved Fish Design
Robert Cleto Nichols is known for his deep carved pottery. Each piece is coil built, carved and stone polished. This bowl has a fish as the design which encircles the piece. As the bowl is turned the body of the fish is divided up into various classic Santa Clara designs. There are melon ribs, kiva steps, and cloud designs. Note the depth of the carving on this piece! The bowl is traditionally fired black and signed on the bottom in the clay.