Toya, Dominique – Red and Black Mica Wide Carved Swirl Bowl
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 wide bowl is polished a deep red and has 12 sharp melon ribs carved into the side. They extend from the rim to the base. The ribs are slipped with black clay that has mica in it. This piece, the large mica flakes give that area a very slivery appearance which is quite striking against the deep red. It is signed on the bottom, “Dominique Toya”. Dominique has won numerous awards for her pottery and continues to be one of the leading Jemez potters working today!