This large new bowl is terrific. Hand coiled, and fired outdoors, Bobby uses all natural materials – Zuni clay body and Hopi slips. He fires his pottery with lignite coal instead of manure to achieve the finish he wants. Lignite, often referred to as brown coal, is a soft brown combustible sedimentary rock that is formed from naturally compressed peat This is his description of the new piece:

“The painting shows the matsakya stylized bird with a touch of Sikyatki symbolism. The bird represents a woodpecker that men use during the making of prayer feathers. These birds are messengers for prayers for rain. The swirl represents an essence of a cloud as if the bird has made it to the ancestors to deliver the prayer”

Bobby’s creations, reviving the Sikyatki method of firing, results in such classic and traditional work. It is a pleasure to present his newest pottery.

5 ½” high by 11 ½” wide

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