Tafoya, Celes & Evelyn -Jar with Carved Bear Paw (1970s)
Celes Tafoya was a daughter of Legoria Tafoya and a nice of Pablita Velarde and Jane Baca. She often worked in collaboration with her mother, Legoria, until her death in 1984. She also worked with her daughter Evelyn Tafoya. This jar is fully carved with three stylized bear paws extending upward. The remainder is fully polished. The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Celes & Evelyn”. It is in good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.