Tafoya, Jennifer (Moquino) – Jar with Four Bird Medallions and Bird Lid (2012)
Jennifer Tafoya is known for her clay vessels and also her amazing animal figures! This is a classic piece of her pottery from 2012. It has four medallions, each with a different bird. There is a Steller’s Jay, a Red Tail Hawk, a Browntail Hummingbird, and a Scaled Quail. Each is etched with intricate detail for the feathers. Surrounding the medallions is a water serpent which encircles the piece. The lid is a Black Headed Grosbeak which is also etched with detail. All the various colors are derived from natural clay slips. It is signed on the bottom in the clay. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.
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