Tafoya-Sanchez, Linda – Bowl with 96 Feathers
7"w x 4"h
Linda Tafoya-Sanchez is a granddaughter of noted potter Margaret Tafoya and she is know for her carved pottery. This bowl is polished on the top and the bottom. The central section is fully carved with 96 feathers! The feathers alternate between polished and micaceous slip. The contrast of coloration with the mica helps accentuate the feather pattern. As well, take a closer look at each feather, as they are very tightly cut into the clay and the lines are amazingly straight! Linda was among the first Santa Clara potters to begin using the mica as a design element after she was given some by her San Juan Pueblo in-laws. The jar is signed on the bottom, “Linda Tafoya-Oyenque”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.