Toya, Dominique – Red and Mica Swirl Seed 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 seed bowl is fully polished red on the top and bottom. Around the center is a single carved melon rib that has been slipped with mica. It undulates across the surface of the piece. There is a striking contrast between the polished and matte surfaces. 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!