Tapia, Belen – Polychrome Bowl with Cloud and Mountain Designs (1980s)
Belen Tapia was a diverse potter creating everything from painted to carved pottery. This jar is from the 1980’s and at that time she had moved from carved pottery to polychrome pottery. The jar is fully polished and painted. Around the neck ar mountain designs and around the shoulder are cloud patterns. The designs are painted with a blue and peach colored clay slip and then outlined in white. It is a visually striking color combination. Belen Tapia was a nice of Sara Fina Tafoya and the mother of Anita Suazo, and Anna Archuleta. The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay and it is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.