Hopi Pottery Bowl by Roberta Youvella Silas Polychrom Style
Some of finish coat has started to wear away, conducive of age.
Biography from the Adobe Gallery website: Roberta Youvella Silas was born in 1939 and started making pottery in 1965. She was the daughter of Pauline Youvella (Laguna Pueblo) and Roy Youvella (Hopi-Tewa). Since no one in her family knew how to make pottery, she learned by working with Helen Naha (Feather Woman).
Silas lived in the village of Polacca at First Mesa, where she saw lots of examples of ancient Sikyatki pottery (in the form of pot shards). She incorporated the ancient pottery designs from these shards into her work. Several potters of Hopi-Tewa lineage developed a wonderful design concept that is in variance with the more traditional Sikyatki-revival designs used by the Nampeyo family, yet it is based on the same origin. Roberta Silas was one of these who mastered the design concept.