Tafoya, Jennifer – Velociraptor Clay Figure

4"long x 3"h

$ 450.00

This is a figurative clay dinosaur by Jennifer Tafoya.  This figure is a Velociraptor.  She has used a green clay slip on the entire surface.  The back and head are stone polished while the remainder is matte.  The back is fully etched with scales, feathers, clouds, and bird designs.  Check out the etched teeth!  As well, the balance of the figure with the extended tail is amazing.  The back is highlighted with additional clay slips.  The colors are all derived from natural clay slips.  The piece is signed on the bottom, “J T”.

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. “