Diaz, Tina – Red & Tan Jar with Birds and Cloud Designs
Tina Diaz has skillfully created her own unique style of carving pottery. She is one of only a handful of Santa Clara potters who has mastered the technique of polishing her pottery tan. The tan is the natural color of the clay and the most difficult to polish to achieve a high shine. This red and tan jar is fully carved with flowing birds, clouds and rain designs. The neck is polished tan and the base is also polished tan. The background has the traditional cream-colored slip, which few potters use today because it is difficult to apply. The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Tina Diaz 2019”.