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White-Slipped Polychrome Bowl by Daisy Hooee, c. 1935

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White-Slipped Polychrome Bowl by Daisy Hooee, c. 1935

Rachel Namngha learned pottery making with her sister Daisy Hooee, Annie's other potting daughter. Daisy's childhood connection with the wealthy Anita Baldwin took her away from Hopi to California and Paris for art school, but she settled back into native life and made many remarkable ceramics throughout her long life.

The bright white slip of this colorful bowl resembles the white of Acoma Pueblo, but this white clay is from nearby Zuni Pueblo, where Daisy lived with her husband. As a public school teacher, she didn't have to produce lots of pottery to support herself, so she made few but better pieces. This bowl is one of them.
It measures 9.5" in dia by 1.75" in height, and is in excellent condition with no repairs or restoration. It is clearly signed on the back. A similar bowl by her is pictured full page in Cooke and Wade's book: Canvas of Clay.

Provenance: Skinners, Boston
Steve Elmore collection

-- $7850



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