Tafoya, Myra Little Snow – Bowl with Carved Sun and Avanyu (1990)
Myra Little Snow Tafoya was known for her creative deep carved pottery. She is a daughter of Lucy Yearflower Tafoya, a granddaughter of Camilio Tafoya and the sister of Shawn, Kelli Little Katchina and Forrest Tafoya. She began making pottery in the early 1970’s and was featured in the “7 Families in Pueblo Pottery” book. While Myra no longer makes pottery, her early pieces are a wonderful part of the history of Camilio Tafoya’s family legacy. This bowl has a water serpent (avanyu) and a sun design carved into the clay. The design is fluid across the surface of the bowl. The use of the sun and the avanyu comes from the style of avanyu used by Camilio Tafoya (see last photo). The bowl is signed on the bottom in the clay “Myra Little Snow”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.