Tafoya, Jennifer – Green Turtle with Avanyu and Dragonflies

2.25" long

$ 300.00

Jennifer Tafoya is known for her clay vessels and also her amazing animal figures. This turtle slipped with green clay.  Did you know the green is a clay that is found in New Mexico that is high in copper content?  On this piece, the back is fully polished.  There is an avanyu, feathers, two dragonflies, and a cloud pattern.  Take a closer look at the cloud and note the purple or mauve-colored clay.  Jennifer says this is the most difficult clay color for her to find.  The legs and head are also designed.  For a small piece, it is wonderfully complex.  All the various colors are derived from natural clay slips.  It is signed “Jennifer Tafoya”.