Pottery vase with lightning design by Gabriel Paloma (Zuni)
Gabriel Paloma was born in 1966 and is a member of the Dogwood and Child of Tobacco Clans. He started making pottery at Zuni High School in 1979 while studying with Jennie Laate. He succeeded Noreen Simplicio as pottery teacher at Zuni High School in 1990 where he has taught traditional techniques such as gathering raw clay from Pia Mesa and making natural paints from wild spinach, hematite and ironstone.
This bowl measures 4 1/2 inches tall by 18 1/2 inches in circumference. Approximate diameter measures 5 3/4 inches.