Tafoya, LuAnn – Mini Red 12 Rib Melon Jar
known for her large, highly polished pottery. This jar is carved with twelve vertical melon ribs. The entire piece is fully polished and fired a deep red coloration. LuAnn said of her melon bowls:
“I’ve made just a few melon bowls. I would make a bowl and carve the melon ribs on there. They are difficult to make but pretty.” LuAnn Tafoya, Spoken Through Clay
The coloration is beautiful and the shape of his piece is a great example of her skill, creativity, and commitment to traditional Santa Clara pottery. The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay.