Tafoya, Jennifer – Green Turtle with Avanyu and Dragonflies
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”.