Roller, Toni – Wide Bowl with Bear Paws (1989)
Toni Roller is known for her classic shapes and exquisite stone polished pottery. A daughter of Margaret Tafoya, Toni has developed her own distinctive style and this wide shoulder bowl is one of her original forms. It is fully polished and has four bear paws incised into the surface. The bear paws are symbols of a Pueblo story where a bear lead the people to water during a drought. The bowl was made in 1989 and it is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.