Tafoya, Jennifer Moquino – Turtle with Dragonflies
Jennifer Moquino is known for her clay vessels and also her amazing animal figures. This turtle is fired black. It is fully polished on its back. There is a feather pattern along with rain clouds, lighting, and dragonflies. Note how the design spirals out from the center of the piece with a bear paw in the center and then a bird head flowing into the dragonflies and then finally the lighting. For a small piece, it is wonderfully complex. All the various colors are derived from natural clay slips. Jennifer continues to be one of the leading innovative potters working today!