Native American Santa Clara Handbuilt Mushroom and Small Pot by Julie Gutierrez
These sweet little pieces were handbuilt and carved by Santa Clara potter Julie Gutierrez. The black is from firing the red clay over and over again and polishing the piece between firings. It is the oxygen that is let in to the hot firing process that creates that blackened surface of the clay. The piece is then etched with designs of flowers and Turquoise stones are placed in the centers of each flower.