Tafoya, Donicia – Jar with Plant Design (1960’s)
Donicia Tafoya was the mother of noted potter Juan Tafoya. This jar is a striking piece of her pottery. The jar is a classic shape with a low shoulder and a painted seed design. It is the firing which is so distinctive on this piece. It is fired to a gunmetal appearance on one side and a darker black on the other. The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Donicia Tafoya”. It is in very good condition with no cracks, restoration or repair.