Tafoya, Betty – Bowl with Walking Bear Paw (1970s)
This is a small deeply carved bowl by Betty Tafoya. She was taught to make pottery by her husband, Lee Tafoya, who was a son of Margaret Tafoya. While they often collaborated on pottery throughout his career, she also made pieces on her own. This bowl is deeply carved with a walking bear paw design. It is very highly polished and fired a silvery black. Betty was well known for the polishing on her pottery and taught that artistic skill to her daughter, Linda Tafoya. The bowl is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.