Tse-Pe & Dora – Bowl with Black & Sienna Deer Tracks (1974)
Tse-Pe Gonzales and his wife, Dora, began working together around 1971. Dora would make the pottery and Tse-Pe would etch the designs. This jar is a classic piece of their pottery. The bowl is fully polished and the rim is two-toned black and sienna. The sienna also dips down the sides, creating deer tracks in design. The remainder of the bowl is nearly a gunmetal coloration. The bowl is signed on the bottom in the clay “Tse-Pe and Dora”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. Tse-Pe and Dora worked individually from 1980 to 2000, but their early collaborative work remains innovative, creative and of the highest quality even compared to many of today’s potters.