Moquino, Jennifer Tafoya – Square Jar with Four Bumblebees
Jennifer Moquino is known for her clay vessels and exceptional realistic animals. This jar is coil built and fully polished. It is a wonderful shape which is square on the sides and VERY flat on the top. Technically that is always difficult to achieve with native clay. The flat area has four large bumblebees as the design. They are each a different type of bee. Note the wings, which somehow Jennifer etched and slipped to make the almost appear transparent! It is quite exceptional. The neck of the jar has small dots of pollen which swirl around the opening. The detail on each bee is simply fantastic. Around the edges are stylized designs which are reminiscent of those by her father, Ray Tafoya. The bottom is also fully polished. All the colors are all from natural clay slips. The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Jennifer Tafoya”. Jennifer continues to be one of the leading innovative potters working today!