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Youngblood, Christopher – Oval Bowl with Rain and Cloud Swirls

Youngblood, Christopher – Oval Bowl with Rain and Cloud Swirls

7.25"long x 4.25"w x 4.5"h
$ 5,500.00
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Christopher Youngblood creates intricately carved vessels which reflect a perfect balance of matte and polished surfaces with intricately carved designs.   This oval bowl is a shape which perfectly lends itself to his carved designs.  The long sides of the bowl have three different style of melon ribs.  There are vertical, swirl and “s” swirl.  On the ends are round cloud swirls.  The ribs are deeply carved and very highly polished.  Their precision is accentuated by the shape of the bowl.  The base of the bowl is matte.  The last photos are of the bowl being traditionally fired. It is signed on the bottom in the clay.  I’m pleased that I have been working with Chris since 2010 when I wrote the first article on him for Native People’s magazine.  It is exciting to see how his work has progressed over the years and the awards for his pottery, including the 2104 “Best of Pottery” at Santa Fe Indian Market.  He was featured in the book, Spoken Through Clay, and continues to be one of the leading young potters working today.

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Youngblood, Christopher (b. 1989)

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Chris Youngblood

Chris Youngblood 2017

Chris Youngblood, (b 1989)

Chris Youngblood is a great-grandson of Margaret Tafoya and a son of Nancy Youngblood.  His mother, Nancy, taught him to make pottery. He has won the "Best of Class - Youth Award" at Santa Fe Indian Market and the prestigious “Best of Pottery” in 2014.  He was featured in the 2010 Native People's Magazine as one of the "Generation Next Emerging Potters" and recently featured in Native Art Magazine in 2016 as one of the “Three Potters Under 30” to watch.  His "Best of Pottery" jar was featured in the book, "Spoken Through Clay".
Chris says that he focuses on each piece, taking the time to work on the shape and stone polish the surface to a high shine, often polishing a piece several times to get it right. Chris comes to the clay focused on expanding the technical and artistic boundaries of his illustrious family.  His manipulation of the clay surface through his technically inspired imagery expands the art in new directions.
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