Pino, Dolorita – Bowl with Flowers and Clouds (1980s)

6.25"w x 5.25"h

$ 300.00

Dolorita Pino was known for her traditional style of Zia pottery.  Each piece was coil built, painted with native clays, and native fired.  This bowl has Zia clouds painted from the neck to near the base.  Separating them are flowers.  The red areas are stone polished.  Note that her style has flower petals without an outline but a complex design on the leaves and stalk.  The base is polished red.  The jar was traditionally fired. Did you know that Zia potters use basalt as their temper for the clay, which gives these pieces their stability but also weight?  The jar is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.  It is signed on the bottom, “Dolorita Pino”.