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Tenorio, Robert – Small Bowl with Bird Design


Tenorio, Robert – Small Bowl with Bird Design

4.5"w x 3.5"h
$ 175.00 $ 140.00
Availability: In stock

This is a smaller bowl by Robert Tenorio.  The bowl is painted with wild spinach (black) and red and copper colored clay slips.  Around the top of the bowl are two bird heads separated by bands of feathers.  Below the shoulder are cloud designs.  The beaks of the birds are painted with a copper micaceous clay.  The bowl is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Robert Tenorio, Kewa”.

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Tenorio, Robert (b. 1950)


Robert Tenorio

Robert Tenorio is one of the most famous Kewa (Santo Domingo) potters working today. He learned to make pottery from his grandmother Andrea Ortiz and Lupe Tenorio his great-aunt. He also studied under Otellie Loloma when he went to school at IAIA. He creates classic Santo Domingo forms along with some his own stylistic patterns and shapes. Robert has won numerous awards for his pottery and his pottery is found in museums across the United States.
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