Tafoya, Jennifer – Jar with Three Hummingbirds
Jennifer Tafoya is known for her clay vessels and also her amazing animal figures! This jar is an elegant shape with a wide shoulder and short neck. The entire piece is fully polished. There are three hummingbirds etched into the clay. They are a Costa’s Hummingbird, Anna’s Hummingbird, and a Rufus Hummingbird. Note the detail on each bird! The wings are amazing! They are connected by an incised linear design which is slipped with mica. There are additional cherry blossoms along the top and the base. It is a beautiful flow of design, form, and polish! All the various colors are derived from natural clay slips. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Jennifer Tafoya”.