Trancosa, Kevin – Wide bowl with Triangular Geometric (1997)
Kevin Trancosa was one of the few potters working at San Felipe Pueblo. I was lucky to work with him from 1996-8 in Scottsdale. Each piece was coil built and made from San Felipe clay. This bowl is wide with a sharp shoulder. It is painted with a triangular geometric design that has an op-art style. The design accentuates the form by starting small at the neck, then larger at the shoulder, and again smaller at the base. The piece is from 1997 and it is signed on the bottom in the clay. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. While he had a brief career, his work remains important among San Felipe potters.