Diana Tahbo was known for her tightly painted pottery and especially her beautiful miniatures. This tall jar is vertically polished and then painted. The design has bird tails in two sections and bird wings in two others. The jar was traditionally fired, which created the blushes on the surface. The interesting thing about when she vertically polished her pottery (as well as when Mark did the same thing) is that the lines of the polishing are visible after the firing. It adds one more layer of depth to the piece. The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.
Diana Tahbo was a sister of noted potter Mark Tahbo. She was also a great-great granddaughter of Grace Chapella. She was known for her miniature pottery and fine line painting. Over the course of her career she won numerous award for her pottery including "Best of Miniatures" at Santa Fe Indian Market.