Martinez, Pauline – Bowl with Feather and Rain Patterns
Pauline is a daughter of noted potter Cresencia Tafoya (1918-99) and a sister of Harriet Tafoya, Annie Baca, and Mark Tafoya. Although she was born at Santa Clara Pauline married and moved to San Ildefonso. This is a larger piece of her pottery which is fully polished and painted. The design is a feather pattern separated by a storm pattern (rain and lightning). The bowl is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Pauline”.