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Dominique Toya is known for her intricately carved pottery with sharply ridged melon swirls. She has created her distinctive style of pottery using native clay and micaceous clay slips for the surface. This bowl is fully polished on the top and bottom. The center has a single carved melon rib, representing a river. The melon rib section is slipped with mica. When fired black, the ribs have a nearly silvery metallic appearance! The contrast of the polished and micaceous areas is visually striking in terms of how the light hits the surface. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Dominique Toya”. Dominique has won numerous awards for her pottery and continues to be one of the leading Jemez potters working today!