Hopi-Tewa Red Pottery Serving Bowl and Five Small Bowls by Garnet Pavatea

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Garnet Pavatea, Flower Girl, Hopi-Tewa Potter

Garnet Pavatea Photo by Marc Gaedi, courtesy of Gregory Schaaf Hopi-Tewa Pottery: 500 Artist BiographiesThis pottery salad bowl set was made by one of Adobe Gallery's favorite Hopi-Tewa potters, Garnet Pavatea.  She was a lovely lady and a most friendly one.  It was a pleasure to visit with her in her home atop First Mesa.  Late in her life, she lost both of her lower legs to the effects of diabetes and was unable to be as productive as earlier but she did still make pottery with the assistance of friends and family members.  Garnet was born in 1915 and passed away in 1981.

This salad bowl with five small salad plates appears to be an early creation by Garnet Pavatea, perhaps as early as the 1960s, but that cannot be determined as none of them is dated.  The set was slipped in red clay, stone polished, and left without decoration of any kind.  Each of the six pieces is signed with her full name. 

 

Artist Signature - Garnet Pavatea (1915-1981) Flower Girl

Condition:  very good condition with some loss of red slip on bottom of large bowl

Provenance: this Hopi-Tewa Red Pottery Serving Bowl and Five Small Bowls by Garnet Pavatea is from the estate of a Santa Fe family formerly of Arizona

Recommended Reading: Contemporary Hopi Pottery by Laura Graves Allen

References:

Hopi-Tewa Pottery: 500 Artist Biographies by Gregory Schaaf.

- Garnet Pavatea image by Marc Gaedi, courtesy of Gregory Schaaf.

Relative Links: Southwest Indian PotteryHopi PuebloContemporary PotteryGarnet Pavatea - Flower Girl

 

Garnet Pavatea, Flower Girl, Hopi-Tewa Potter
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