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Richard St. John and Lesli Diana Clay Mesa 17" Native American Decorative Wall Plate

Richard St. John and Lesli Diana Clay Mesa 17″ Native American Platter

Features beautiful Native American design in red, black, white with green accent

Measurements:  17″ long x 14″ wide x 2.5″ deep

Signed on Back: R. St. John / Cortez, CO / 2005

Condition:  No cracks or chips. Has wire on back – ready to hang.

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$650.00

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Artist Bio

Rick St John and Leslie Diane St John of Clay Mesa Art. Every piece of art made at Clay Mesa is hand-formed from slabs and coils. Rick rolls out a slab he then places in a slump form and pats into shape. He cuts the slab to an oval, circle or rounded square and places a groove along the edge. The clay is then slapped leaving the handprint of either Rick or Leslie. This has become a trademark of their work - while personalizing each piece, it serves as a transfer of energy from the artist to the art. Leslie then adds the rim by laying a coil of clay along the grooved edge, shaping it to a smooth finish with a natural sponge. They do the clay work together as a team. The work is allowed to dry and is ultimately fired 3 times. Each piece is fired a total of 28 hours. The first firing is a bisque firing that reaches 2068 degrees F. Next they use 2 different black glazes that are hand brushed, 3 layers thick, onto the plates. The work is then put back into the kiln for a second firing of 1944 degrees F.[...]

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