Tafoya, Legoria – Bowl with Carved Avanyu (1970s)

3.75"w x 3.5"h

$ 250.00

Legoria Tafoya Legoria was a sister of painter Pablita Velarde. She was the mother of noted potter Celes Tafoya. This bowl is coil-built, carved, and stone polished, even on the inside!  The bowl was made and carved by Legoria.  The piece has her classic complicated avanyu (water serpent) as the design.  The style of her carving is a gentle cameo-style relief in the clay.  The surface is stone polished and it was traditionally fired black.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, Legoria”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.