Dianna Tahbo was known for her tightly painted pottery and especially her beautiful miniatures. This piece is from 1996 and it is an exceptional smaller work in clay. Dianna learned to make pottery from her brother, Mark Tahbo. This shape is one for which both of them were famous, with the wide shoulder and sloping sides. The top of the jar is painted with the moth design which was revived by her great-great-grandmother Grace Chapella. There is a moth on each side and separating them are feather and rain designs. Note the use of two different colors of red clay slip. The jar was traditionally fired so there are blushes on the surface. It is signed on the bottom, “Dianna Tahbo”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.
Dianna 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 awards for her pottery including "Best of Miniatures" at Santa Fe Indian Market.