Tafoya, Margaret – Red Wedding Vase with Mountain and Lightning Designs (1980’s)

455"w x 7.5"h

$ 4,800.00

This wedding vase by Margaret Tafoya is from the 1980s.  In her later years, she worked on smaller pieces and created more red-ware than earlier in her career.  This wedding vase is fully carved with cloud, mountain, and lightning patterns on both sides.  They are deeply carved into the clay.  The surrounding recessed area is slipped with a cream-colored clay.  The wedding vase was traditionally fired a deep red coloration.  Note the shape of the spouts, with the squared off spout, which is distinctive to Margaret throughout her career.  The wedding vase is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Margaret Tafoya”.