Trujillo, Dorothy – Bowl with Turtle, Bear, Eagle and Hummingbird (1970’s)
This is a very unusual story bowl by Dorothy Trujillio. She was originally from Jemez pueblo but married and moved to Cochiti Pueblo. She learned to make pottery from her mother, Carrie Reid (Laguna). Her sisters Lupe Lucero, Fannie Wall Loretto, and Mary Toya are also well-known potters. Dorothy was known for her distinctive style of storyteller figures. This bowl is polished on the bottom and on the top it is matte and has four animal figures on the rim. There is a bear, eagle, turtle and hummingbird. They are surrounded by painted designs. It is wonderfully complex piece and captures a style in her clay art which pre-dates her fame for her storytellers. It is signed on the bottom, “Dorothy Trujillo”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.