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Rustic black on black pottery from native clay
Rustic black on black pottery from native clay
Rustic black on black pottery from native clay

Black on Black Native Clay Bowl

Regular price $95.00

Hand built ceramic dish with black on black decoration
Burnished pottery base
Matte slip painted scalloped design

Diameter: 4 in (10 cm)
Height: 2.5 in (6 cm)

Hand formed from native (noncommercial) clay 
Fired outdoors in a reduced oxygen environment (to achieve black coloring)

Appears a little rough hewn
Possibly a child or beginning potter's work
Lots of asymmetry and surface wear 

Unsigned, most likely from a New Mexico Pueblo (Native American craftsmanship has not been verified)