Plates and Bowls

Fine line and swirl geometric design on a polychrome plate
Polychrome plate decorated with a fine line and swirl geometric design, by Rebecca Lucario, Acoma
3/4 in H by 7 in Dia
Sgraffito fish, turtle, quail, kokopelli and geometric designs on a red plate
Red plate decorated with sgraffito quail, turtle, kokopelli, fish and geometric designs, by Debra Duwyenie, Santa Clara
1/2 in H by 4 1/2 in Dia
Feather and geometric designs carved into a black plate
Black plate decorated with carved feather and geometric designs, by Dolores Curran, Santa Clara
1 in H by 7 1/2 in Dia
Fish and water designs inside and water design outside on a polychrome bowl
Polychrome bowl decorated with fish and water designs inside and water designs outside, by Thomas Tenorio, Santo Domingo
2 1/4 in H by 8 in Dia

Plates and Bowls is self-defining, although the pueblos do make some plates and bowls that are really small and others really large. The larger bowls also seem to be more utilitarian than decorative while plates all seem to be purely decorative.

Red and black shard designs on a yellowware bowl
Yellowware bowl decorated with red and black Sikyatki shard designs, by Rondina Huma, Hopi
7 1/4 in H by 9 3/4 in Dia
Sgraffito avanyu design on a red bowl
Red bowl decorated with a sgraffito avanyu design, by Tony Da, San Ildefonso
1 1/4 in H by 3 in Dia
Pottery photos are courtesy of Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery