Tafoya, Margaret – Bowl with Mountains and Clouds (1960s)

5.75"w x 3.75"h

$ 1,800.00

This is a classic fully carved bowl by Margaret Tafoya.  It is from the 1960s. The bowl is coil-built, carved, and then stone polished to a high shine.  It is not often that Margaret made smaller pieces, as she was famous for her large vessels. The bowl has a mountain and cloud pattern that encircles the shoulder of the piece.  It is deeply carved into the clay. The area below the shoulder is also fully polished.  The bowl was fired to a dark black coloration.  The bowl is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Margaret”.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. 

“I have dressed my children with clay. The pottery has brought my children clothes and shoes and put them through good schools. It has enabled us to survive.” Margaret Tafoya, 1985, Spoken Through Clay