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Small unglazed red clay bowl with a rectangular handle attached vertically along the exterior of the bowl. The sides taper into a tall, circular base. The rim has an alternating design of long black stripe followed by a short white stripe; inside surface of handle is detailed with black and white stripes of equal size. Centre of bowl depicts a black, line drawn face with white eyes. Underside has pencil signature 'Klee Wyck'.

Cultural Context

tourist art; craft

Specific Techniques

Emily Carr made crafts such as this to supplement her income starting around 1924, signing them "Klee Wyck". She dug local clay herself, hand-built the pottery, single-fired the pieces in a home-made kiln in her backyard and then painted them with Northwest Coast style motifs.

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