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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 Tafoya – Jar with Four Leafy Sea Dragons

Jennifer Tafoya Moquino is known for her clay vessels and exceptional realistic animals. This jar is coil built and fully polished.  It is a wonderful shape which is square on the sides and flat on the top. Technically that is always difficult to achieve with native clay.  Jennifer often looks to designs beyond the Southwest for her imagery. This jar has four leafy sea dragons as the design. They are intricately etched and flow around the surface of the jar.  All the colors are all from natural clay slips.  Jennifer continues to be one of the leading innovative potters working today!

$ 1,500.00
Moquino, Jennifer Tafoya – Large Flat Shoulder Jar with Fish

This is the largest jar by Jennifer Moquino we have had in a while.  It is fully polished and has a wide shoulder and a small neck.  Check out the shape of the jar as the shoulder is very sharp which gives the jar a striking appearance.  The piece is fully polished and it is thin walled. The design on the top consists of Black Moor Goldfish and Cherry Blossoms.  There are elegant water swirls and surrounding the fish.  Check out their coloration with the red and the contrast with the white and blue waves and the pink blossoms.  As the jar is turned over, the sharp shoulder descends into a sloping base which has additional cherry blossoms. The highly polished surface enhances the delicately etched designs.  Each fish has a distinct appearance of motion and movement!  Not only did she use clay slips, but also mica clays, which give the whole piece a bit of “sparkle”.  This jar has a 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!

$ 5,800.00
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