Tafoya, Jennifer – Jar with Five Bees and Flowers

4"w x 2.75

$ 2,200.00

Jennifer Tafoya is known for her clay vessels and also her amazing animal figures!  This jar has a square shape and a round opening. The jar has five bees etched into the top of the piece.  Each bee is realistic in design and surrounded by flowers.  Note the background areas where Jennifer has etched small circles into the clay, like a little honeycomb!   The little circles are amazingly time-consuming.  The bottom of the jar has flowers and a tendril design. Check out the petals of the flowers and the color gradation of the pink to white.  Amazingly, this is achieved by painting the clay slips on top of one another to create the gradation.  This jar is certainly Jennifer at her best.  The remainder of the piece is fully polished and all the colors are derived from natural clay slips.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Jennifer Tafoya”.  Definitely an exceptional piece of her pottery art.