Artist Media Series
This bowl is an early piece by Tse-Pe Gonzales and Dora from 1973. The bowl was made and polished by Dora and incised by Tse-Pe. The design has two bears etched into the clay. Note how he created a textured area surrounding the heartline. On the sides opposite the bears are two inlaid pieces of turquoise. They are surrounded by a sienna coloration. The stones are inset after the firing. The piece is signed “Tse-pe and Dora”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. Tse-Pe and Dora worked individually from 1980-2000, but their early collaborative work remains innovative, creative, and of the highest quality even compared to many of today’s potters. The last photo is one of Tse-Pe and Dora holding this piece in the 1973 ExxonUSA second quarter magazine.