Roller, Toni – Melon Jar with 16 Ribs (1979)
Toni Roller is known for her classic shapes and exquisite stone-polished pottery. She is a daughter of Margaret Tafoya and has developed her own distinctive style yet adhering to the traditional methods and techniques of her mother. This jar is from 1979 and has a round body and a short neck. It is carved with 16 melon ribs. Each rib is evenly spaced and carved into the clay. The entire surface is fully polished to a high shine. It was traditionally fired and it is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Toni Roller”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.