Shapes and Forms: 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