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Wide Mouth Red Maricopa Bowl with Black Designs

Barbara Johnson

About The Wide Mouth Red Maricopa Bowl with Black Designs

This bowl's designs are positioned like a necklace around a woman's neck

Savvy Price $350.00

Gallery Price $425.00

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Description

This bowl's designs are positioned like a necklace around a woman's neck

About the Artist

Reportedly Barbara Johnson did not begin making pottery until the 1970's. Her mother, Mabel Sunn, a noted Maricopa potter instructed her daughter in the technique.

Barbara fashioned not only the black on redware, so often associated with Maricopa pottery but she also created the Mohave-inspired figurative pottery complete with beaded decoration. Barbara's process for firing her pottery is chronicled in Mary Fernald's book Dirt for Making Things: An Apprenticeship in Maricopa Pottery.

Medium Polished and painted pottery, paddle and anvil formed (iron oxide red slip with black mesquite sap paint)
Size 5 1/4" height X 6 3/4" maximum diameter
Signed "B. J." in black underneath
Condition Excellent with just five small scuffs underneath
Provenance Ka Sw
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