Tafoya, Legoria & Celes – Fully Polished Bowl with Carved Avanyu (1970s)

4.5"w x 2.75"h

$ 275.00

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 by Legoria and then carved by her daughter, Celes.  The exterior has a 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 + Celes”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.