Tanner , Roy & Stella – Bowl with Avanyu (1984)

3.75"w x 2.5"h

$ 350.00

Stella Tanner (Kwa Povi) and her son Roy (Tsigowanu) began making pottery together in 1976.  Stella was a granddaughter of Luteria Atencio, a daughter of Crucita Talalchy, and a sister of Mary Gutierrez and Joe Talachy.  It was Luteria who taught them both to make pottery.   Stella made and polished the pottery and Roy etched the designs into the surface. This bowl is polished red and is fully designed.  There is a feathered water serpent (avanyu) encircling the piece.  The body of the avanyu has cloud designs.  The feathers and clouds are accented with white clay.  It was made in 1984.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.  It is signed on the bottom, “Kwa Povi & Tsigowanu”.  They stopped working around 1985 but during their brief career as potters, they won awards at Santa Fe Indian Market and  Eight Northern Indian Market.