Tafoya-Sanchez, Linda – Large Kiva Bowl (2021)
Linda Tafoya-Sanchez is a granddaughter of noted potter Margaret Tafoya and she is known for her carved pottery. This is a traditional Kiva Bowl. The bowl is coil built and carved with a four level “terrace” which represents the steps of the kiva. It is a traditional design and form found on Pueblo paintings and pottery. This bowl is fully polished on the outside and also fully polished on the inside. Polishing both the inside and outside adds to the risk of cracking. The rim of the bowl is slipped with mica. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Linda Tafoya-Sanchez”. It’s great to see such creative and traditional work from her in the gallery!