Youngblood, Nancy – Mini Red & Buff Flame Design Bowl
1.25"w x 1.5"h
Nancy Youngblood is known for her swirl melon bowls and carved pottery. This amazing piece is one of what she calls her “micro-minis”. It is even smaller than her usual miniatures! This piece has melon ribs carved into the clay and polished red. They are in a variety of designs from rain drops on one side, to clouds and almost a heart shaped design on another. They ribs are deeply carved and flow around the surface of the piece. The top is matte in contrast to the polished ribs. Consider that each rib has two “sides” to be polished and the surface area of the piece is about double its size! Nancy has won numerous awards for her melon bowls, and this is undoubtedly an amazing example of her skill!