Tafoya, Juan – Bear with Turquoise Inset Eyes (1989)
This is a lager clay bear by Juan Tafoya. It is from 1989. The bear is coil built and it is fully polished. It has Juan’s iconic style of a bear with a short head and rounded legs. The inside of the legs is matte. There is an inset turquoise for each of the eyes. It was traditionally fired a darker red coloration. The bear is signed in the clay on the bottom, “Juan Tafoya”. It is in excellent good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.