Complex Polychrome Tile

Garnet Pavatea

Complex Polychrome Tile, Pottery by Garnet  Pavatea
Savvy Price $100.00
Gallery Price $125.00
Title
Complex Polychrome Tile
Artist
Garnet Pavatea
Medium
Polychrome clay
Size
4" height X 5 1/3" width
Signed
"Garnet Pavatea" in slip on verso
Condition
Fair, some evidence of slip wear plus badly repaired back (see 2nd photo)
Provenance
CB
About The Complex Polychrome Tile
About Garnet Pavatea

(Flower Girl) (1915-1981) was a highly inventive potter who is responsible for making punctate design popular during her era of pottery making (1946-1981). Triangular indentations were a common design found on her pieces.

The Museum of Northern Arizona is proud to include many of her bowls, jars and ladles in their collection, as does the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. The Heard also holds two of the artist's canteens and a wedding vase. During her lifetime she entered over 400 pieces of pottery for judging in the Museum of Northern Arizona's Hopi Artist Exhibition winning an amazing total of 139 ribbons.

Nearly two pages cover this artist in Gregory Schaaf's book Hopi-Tewa Pottery 500 Artist Biographies.

Other Works By Garnet Pavatea:
  • Horizontal Polychrome Pottery Tile, Pottery by Garnet  Pavatea
  • Polychrome Inverted "E" Design Tile, Pottery by Garnet  Pavatea
  • "U" Shaped Polychrome Design on Tile, Photography by Garnet  Pavatea
Cultures

American Indian, Hopi, Women Artists

Medium

Pottery

Subject

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