Tenorio, Doris – Deep Carved Bowl with Avanyu
Doris Tenorio is the granddaughter of Rosita Velarde; daughter of Teresa Gutierrez, a sister of Carol Velarde and Maria Suazo. She is known for her deeply carved pottery and the use of complex designs. This bowl has the classic water serpent as the design but note how it is broken into various smaller patterns! Doris has also used the negative space of the bowl to create additional rain and other designs. All the designs are outlined in clay, to create a “black-on-black” outline as well as the deep carving! The bowl is signed on the bottom, “Doris Tenorio”.