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Daryl Whitegeese

Daryl Whitegeese
daryl whitegeese

Daryl Whitegeese polishing a piece of his pottery (2013)

Daryl Whitegeese is the son of noted potter LuAnn Tafoya, and the grandson of Santa Clara pottery family matriarch Margaret Tafoya. Daryl has committed himself to creating classic Santa Clara style pottery.  You can see the expert polish and shape that his mother and grandmother handed down to him.  He creates traditional pottery where each vessel is coil built, sanded shaped and carved, then stone polished and native fired. He has built his reputation on reviving historic shapes and designs in his pottery along with a distinctive style of carving and highly polished surfaces. He has won numerous awards for his pottery over the past several years at Santa Fe Indian Market and the Heard Indian Market. At Santa Fe Indian Market he was awarded the "Utilitarian Pottery" special award. In 2014 Daryl won "Best of Pottery" at the Heard Indian Market.

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Whitegeese, Daryl  – Large Jar with Mesa and Rain Designs

This is an exceptional large jar by Daryl Whitegeese. Sometimes a photo just doesn’t do a piece justice and this is one of those times.  To capture the design, you miss the deep black of the firing. What shows up is the amazing polish, which is like a glossy black surface.  The jar has a wide shoulder and a slight neck.  It is the carving around the jar which is so engaging.  There is a mesa pattern, with the rain coming down over the mesa and mountains. As the jar is turned there are both sharp-edged lightning patterns and round cloud swirls. The contrasting of the round and the angular designs is both technically difficult and visually engaging.   The top and bottom sections are fully stone polished and the center is polished around the sharp carved edges. Note as well the edge of the rim of the jar and how he has polished into the rim!  The size, shape, and design all work perfectly on this piece. It is signed on the bottom in the clay.  Daryl has won numerous awards at Santa Fe Indian Market and other events.  He remains one of the exciting traditional potters working today!

 

 

$ 5,000.00
Whitegeese, Daryl  – Long Neck Water Jar with Clouds & Mountains

This is a classic long neck water jar by Daryl Whitegeese.  The jar has a round body and an elongated neck. The rim is very sharp, which is always a bit of a surprise that it didn’t crack in the drying or polishing stage.  The neck is fully stone polished and the body of the jar is fully carved.  There is a cloud, kiva step, mountain, wind and prayer feather design which encircle the piece.  What makes the design interesting is the variations of circular and angular designs.  The full designs tell a story as the jar is turned and there is no repetition.  Typical of Daryl’s carving there are sharp edges to the carving.  The bottom of the jar is also fully polished.  The jar is highly polished and fired a dark black.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay.  Daryl has won numerous awards at Santa Fe Indian Market and other events.  He remains one of the exciting traditional potters working today!

 

 

$ 3,500.00
Whitegeese, Daryl  – Large Water Jar with Cloud Motifs

WOW! This is an exceptional large jar by Daryl Whitegeese. Sometimes a photo just doesn’t do a piece justice and this is one of those times.  To capture the design, you miss the deep black of the firing. What shows up is the amazing polish, which is like a glassy black surface.  The jar is a classic water jar shape with the round shoulder and the slightly turned out rim. The jar is carved with a water, cloud, kiva step and rain design.  It is a complex pattern which changes as the jar is turned. The variation in the angular and circular patterns work perfectly on this piece.  The top and bottom sections are fully stone polished and the center is polished around the sharp carved edges. Note as well the edge of the rim of the jar and how he has polished into the rim!  The size, shape and design all work perfectly on this piece. It is signed on the bottom in the clay.  Daryl has won numerous awards at Santa Fe Indian Market and other events.  He remains one of the exciting traditional potters working today!

 

 

$ 5,200.00
Whitegeese, Daryl  – Water Jar with Bear Paws

This jar is a traditional jar by Daryl Whitegeese.  The jar has a double shoulder and a slightly turned out neck.  The inside rim of the neck is also polished.    It has four bear paws, which are impressed into the clay and then the entire surface is fully polished. The polishing on this piece gives it a very “glass-like” appearance.  The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay.

$ 1,800.00
Whitegeese, Daryl  – Long Neck 16 Rib Melon Jar

Daryl Whitegeese is known for his use of classic Santa Clara forms and his amazing polished surfaces.  This jar is one of the few melon jars he has ever made!  The jar is carved with 16 evenly spaced melon ribs. One of the difficulties with melon ribbed vases is to get the ribs both evenly spaced horizontally, as well as to have them gradated in size from the neck to the base.  It is this symmetry that adds to the overall appearance and beauty of the vessel.   This jar is fully polished red and it fired to a striking coloration.  Note as well the rim of the jar, which is very sharp and one of the characteristics of Daryl’s pottery.  The jar is also polished inside the neck, which adds another level of complexity to the piece.  The stone polished surface, the traditional firing and the unassuming complexity of the form make this an exceptional piece by this award winning potter!

$ 2,800.00
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