Pacheco, Paulita – Large Bowl with Sun Design
Paulita Pacheco (b. 1943) is a sister of noted potter Robert Tenorio. She is married to Gilbert Pacheco and her daughter, Rose Pacheco continues to make traditional-style Kewa pottery. Paulita learned to make pottery from her mother Juanita C. Tenorio and grandmother Andrea Ortiz. This bowl is coil built, painted with bee-weed (black) and red clay slips, and traditionally fired. The bowl has a round shoulder and it is painted with a series of sun designs. The sun imagery encircles the bowl. On the rim there is a “spirit line”, which is seen on most traditional Kewa pottery. The bowl is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Paulita Pacheco”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.