Tafoya, Jennifer – Jar with Butterflies and Butterfly Lid (2005)
This is an earlier piece by Jennifer Tafoya from around 2005. It has very intricately etched butterflies as the design. Each of the butterflies is etched into the clay and highlighted with various clay slips. The lid has a butterfly on top and the flat part has a feathered water serpent (avanyu). The jar is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. It is signed, “Jennifer Moquino”. It is this creative evolution in her work which keeps Jennifer as one of the leading innovative potters working today!