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Jennifer Moquino

Jennifer Moquino Jennifer Moquino is a daughter of Ray and Emily Tafoya. The use of realism in their imagery has revitalized the style of sgraffito pottery originated by Joseph Lonewolf in the 1970's. Jennifer has won numerous awards for her pottery and is featured in books such as "Talking with the Clay", "Crafted to Perfection" and "Breaking the Mold". Jennifer has also been featured in recent magazine articles in "Native Peoples Magazine" and "Southwest Art Magazine" and won "Best of Pottery" for a collaborative jar at the 2013 Heard Indian Market Guild.  She has continued to be an award-winning potter at Santa Fe Indian Market and the Heard Indian Market.  Jennifer uses the Native American traditional methods, of hand-coiled pottery, then shaping, polishing, and traditionally fired before applying scraffito.  She then paints natural ore colors and slips to her designs.  She collects and processes all of her pottery materials from natural sources.

 

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Moquino, Jennifer – Jar with Tanager and Butterfly

Jennifer Moquino is known for her clay vessels and realistic sgraffito designs.  This jar has a Western Tanager on one side and a Great Spangled Fritillary butterfly on the other.  There is wonderful detail on both sides!  Separating them are two sections of flowers.  The jar itself is highly polished and fired black.  All the various colors are derived from natural clay slips.  Jennifer continues to be one of the leading innovative potters working today!

$ 800.00
Moquino, Jennifer Tafoya – Green Turtle with Avanyu & Feathers

Jennifer Moquino is known for her clay vessels and also her amazing animal figures. This small turtle is slipped with a green clay.  The back is stone polished and etched with a bear paw in the center.  It is surrounded by an avanyu, water designs, a storm cloud and eagle feathers.  All the various colors are from natural clay slips.  There is remarkable detail for the size of the piece!  Jennifer continues to be one of the leading innovative potters working today!

$ 280.00
Moquino, Jennifer Tafoya – Bobcat Clay Figure

Jennifer Moquino is known for her clay vessels and also her amazing animal figures. This bobcat is made from clay and fully polished. The designs for the face and back are etched into the clay. The face is wonderfully realistic and even not the coloration on the back of the ears!  The body of the bobcat has a bobcat track in the central medallion.  On one side are a rain cloud and river.  The opposite side has a feather pattern and sparrows.  All the various colors are from natural clay slips.  There is remarkable detail for the size of the piece!  Jennifer continues to be one of the leading innovative potters working today!

$ 350.00
Moquino, Jennifer Tafoya – Jar with Four Koi & Waves

This is a larger jar by Jennifer Moquino.  It is fully polished and has a wide shoulder and a small neck. The jar is very intricately etched with four koi fish.  Each is painted with different clay slips to create the dynamic coloration. Check out the movement of the koi as well as the waves!  They all have a sense of motion and movement!  Not only did she use clay slips, but also mica clays, which give the whole piece a bit of “sparkle”.  The bottom has plum blossoms, along with those on the top.  As well, check out the polishing overall, which has a very high shine!  Perfect balance to the intricate designs.  It is signed on the bottom.  It is this creative evolution in her work which keeps  Jennifer as one of the leading innovative potters working today!

$ 3,800.00
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