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|