This Santa Clara melon bowl was hand-made by Mary Cain. While Mary is no longer making pottery, this squash vase is a beautiful example of her pottery, with a deeply grooved surface and a high polish. It measures: 6-1/2 in. diameter and 5-1/2 in. tall.
Mary Cain is a daughter of noted potter Christina Naranjo, and also a matriarch in her own right of a family of renown potters, including daughters Tina Diaz, Linda Cain, Billy Cain and granddaughters Tammy Garcia and Autumn Borts-Medlock.