Tafoya, LuAnn – Bowl with Gourd Designs (2019)
The is a new bowl from LuAnn Tafoya. She is a daughter of Margaret Tafoya and learned to make the large vessels from her mother. This bowl is a very round shape and carved with four “gourd” or “squash” designs. LuAnn said that this was a design which was given to her by her father, Alcario. It is a flowing pattern and repeated in each of the four panels. The bowl is highly polished and traditionally fired black. The pottery of LuAnn Tafoya is an important continuation of the traditions of her family and the pueblo. Today, few potters create pieces this size and the skill and beauty in LuAnn’s pottery is always remarkable! It is signed on the bottom in the clay.