This is the Brown & Black decorated clay Bowl. It is 6" tall and 12" across in diameter at the widest. Due to its size Its a rare piece indeed. It is in perfect condition with no chips cracks repairs or damage, barely any signs or use or wear as it was probably bought. From her and & her son, & probably in its display case all its life!The piece is incise signed twice, Carlos Sunrise & Carmelita Dunlop San Ildefanso, once on the bottom flat area and once on the bottom rim edge as pictured. The piece is also dated 1979. Carlso also put his " Sun " symbol on the piece too. There were pieces available at the high-end shops in Santa Fe and around NM found online. One larger piece at 3900.00, and the others, mostly smaller or similar jars, at 1100.00 - 4500.00.
This one is a great color, its dated & perfect, and larger than most out there. Its a scarce sweet piece and if you want a one of a kind piece from a historic pottery pair of Artisans, this is it, great addition to any collection! Carlos Sunrise dUNLAP (1958- 1981). Carmelita's mother died when she was very young and her two aunts. And Desideria Montoya, who also taught her to make pottery, raised her.Her aunt, Maria Martinez, is considered a founder of San Ildefonso pottery. Carmelita learned pottery making by watching her aunts Maria and Desideria Montoya. Carmelita's mother passed away when she was very young and Maria and Desideria raised her from then forward. She painted motifs of elemental natural designs onto the polished surface using a yucca brush dipped in clay. She was known for her beautiful painting of large size pots in black-on-black, cream-on-red, and sunrise brown being the family's specialty. She is considered a monumental Master potter and a leader in the San Ildefanso pottery history second only to Maria. Carmelita was designated a National Treasure and given the Endowment Meddal at the White House for her work in the Pottery Artrs, during the Nixon administration. She won Indian Market first place twenty times which is still to date unprecedented. Cynthia Starflower, Carmelita's daughter, since her mother's death is second in line to Maria Martinez. She brought back the "Sunrise" brown pottery seven years ago after her brother Carlos passed away. She is also one of the last Grandmaster potters currently working in San Ildefonso Pueblo. Her daughter Linda Dunlap is a master potter with beautiful burnishing work and is third in line to Maria. There is way more information on this National Treasure Potter. Absolutely one of the country's best.
San Ildefonso Pueblo, was the son of Carmelita Dunlap (the niece of Maria Martinez). Carlos was born in 1958 and died from a car accident in 1981. He started potting at an early age. Carlos was considered an excellent potter and pottery painter and destined to follow in Maria's footsteps. He is known for his classic poly chrome plates, his use of traditional designs on large pieces, and his creation of the Brown-on-brown ware to compliment Maria's beautiful Black on black ware.
Due to his unfortunate demise his works are scarce and. They do not come up very often. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American: US\1935-Now\Pottery". The seller is "mstiques" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Philippines, Taiwan.