Diaz, Tina – Red & Tan Jar with Dragonflies
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 dragonflies and flowers. The dragonflies are polished red while the surrounding cloud and wind designs are tan. The top and bottom of the jar are 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”.