Sanchez, Russell – Green and White Bowl with Bear, Circles and Coral Inset (1990s)

5"w x 4.75"h

$ 1,250.00

Russell Sanchez continues to be one of the true innovators in Pueblo pottery.  Each piece is coil-built, stone-polished, and etched.  This bowl by Russell is from the 1990s.  It is coil-built and there are five small circles that are slipped white and surrounded by shell hei-shi beads.  There is a single large medallion in the center with an incised bear and an inset piece of coral. Note the natural color of the clay is more pinkish, which is a clay that Russell used for a short time and one that he found near Abiquiu, NM.  The remainder of the bowl is polished white and has green clay “streaks”.  It is a creative bowl!   The bowl was traditionally fired.  The piece is signed, “Russell  Sanchez”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.