Goldtooth, Larson – Clay Hopi-Tewa Figure with Flower Vest (2005)

8.5"w x 11"h

$ 925.00

Larson Goldtooth (b. 1971) is a cousin of Mark Tahbo, who taught him to make pottery.  He has become well-known for his clay figures.  Each piece is made from native clay, coil-built, stone polished, and painted with clay slips and bee-weed (black).  Each figure is distinctive in form and style.  This figure has a shirt vest with flowers, a painted belt, and moccasins.  Note how the face is sculpted and expressive.  The piece was traditionally fired to create the blushes on the surface.  It is signed, “Larson” and a pipe for Tobacco Clan.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.