Les Namingha is one of those potters who continues to defy expectations in his innovative clay art. He pulls from his artistic background as well as his Zuni and Hopi heritage. This is one of the more unique pieces by Les that we have had. The bowl is actually “open” on both ends, so one can see through the whole bowl. The painting is quite remarkable. The design work involves, speckled, dotted, pointillistic areas. He uses copper, red, black, white, tan and so many other colors. He paints spirals, circles and squares. In this way, the bowl is both linear and circular at the same time. Almost hidden on the bowl, next to one of the circular red areas are the letters LN – acting as his signature. For anyone who admires Les’ coiling AND painting skills, this would be a terrific addition to your collection.
3 ¼” high by 4 ¼” wide