Ebelacker, Virginia – Red Bowl with Leaf Designs (1980s)
Virginia Ebelacker was the youngest daughter of noted potter Margaret Tafoya. She was known for her large vessel and highly burnished surfaces. Thie bowl is deeply carved with oval-shaped leaf designs encircling the piece. They represent leaves. The entire surface is polished a deep red. The recessed area in the carving is slipped with the traditional cream-colored clay. The bowl was traditionally fired. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Virginia Ebelacker”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.