Known for her “tumbling birds” design, this is a wonderfully hand coiled, traditionally fired, and painted bowl. Rainy’s work is primarily Hopi clay with a white slip applied before the polychrome designs. It was polished before painting with bee-weed (black) and native clay slips. This piece has at least five different slips applied to get the different soft toned colors. This is a beautiful example of this symbolic work. These ten interlocking birds are symmetrically placed to flow around the entire bowl. Her painted elements fit this rounded shape so well. Rainy has painted pottery shard designs on this piece. The beautiful stippling below the opening of the bowl is repeated on the bottom of the bowl. This new piece is elegant. She signs her pottery with the traditional feather hallmark used by her mom and then adds her first name.
6” high by 7 ½” wide