Tafoya, Jennifer – “Sleestack” Clay Figure
This is a figurative clay figure by Jennifer Tafoya. Jennifer has created a unique group of dinosaur figures and vessels for our show, “Land of the Lost”. This figure is inspired by the Sleestack from the show, “Land of the Lost”. It is an homage to one of the culturally memorable figures of that Saturday morning show. The figure is native clay and slipped with green clay and mica. Check out all the detail as the entire body is etched with scales! It is amazing that the piece survived the drying and native firing process, but it is certainly a great addition to this show! The colors are all derived from natural clay slips. The piece is signed on the bottom, “Jennifer Tafoya”.
Jennifer says of her dinosaur figures
“I have always been a huge fan of dinosaurs. I didn’t have a bunch of dolls, I had dinosaurs. If my mother would give me a Barbie doll, I’d give it to my sister. I think working with animals that lived millions of years ago is fascinating and it’s fun learning how they lived.”