Talachy, Joe & Thelma – Polychrome Bowl with Feather and Star Design (1970s)

5.5"w x 3.25"h

$ 225.00

Joe Talachy (b. 1943) and Thelma Talachy (b. 1942) are two of the few potters from Pojoaque Pueblo in New Mexico.  Thelma is a sister of Minnie Vigil, Lois Gutierrez, and Gloria Garcia.  Their daughter, Melissa Talachy, is also a well-known potter.  Each piece is coil-built and painted with natural clay slips.  This bowl utilizes five different colors of clay to create the designs. The bowl has a series of black-and-white feathers set between a larger star pattern.  The design is tightly painted and the bowl was traditionally fired.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Joe & Thelma Talachy”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.