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Donicia Tafoya, San Ildefonso

Donicia Martinez Tafoya was the mother of noted potters Juan Tafoya and Elizabeth Lovato. She created black-on-black pottery but did not make a lot of pottery.  In her later years she often worked with her children on her pieces.

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Tafoya, Donicia – Jar with Plant Design (1960’s)

Donicia Tafoya was the mother of noted potter Juan Tafoya.  This jar is a striking piece of her pottery.  The jar is a classic shape with a low shoulder and a painted seed design.  It is the firing which is so distinctive on this piece. It is fired to a gunmetal appearance on one side and a darker black on the other.  The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Donicia Tafoya”.  It is in very good condition with no cracks, restoration or repair. 

$ 200.00
Tafoya, Donicia – Bowl with Wind Designs (1950’s)

Donicia Tafoya was the mother of noted potter Juan Tafoya.  This bowl is highly polished and painted with a cloud design around the neck.  It is fired a gunmeatal coloration so it has a silvery appearance.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Donicia Tafoya”.  It is in very good condition with no cracks, restoration or repair. 

$ 150.00
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