Tafoya, Jennifer – Large Jar with Fire Dragon and Water Avanyu
Jennifer Tafoya is known for her clay vessels and also her amazing animal figures! This large jar is a shape that lends itself to her distinctive designs. The jar is wide and has an elongated neck. The designs are a spiraling avanyu with water and a dragon with fire. They are very intricately etched into the clay and then highlighted with additional clay slips. Check out the detail on the heads, scales, and eyes! Exceptional! The background (matte) area is also fully incised with flowing designs that add to the overall complexity of the piece. The highly polished surface is a perfect background to this intricate jar. All the various colors are derived from natural clay slips. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Jennifer Tafoya”.