Tapia, Ramona – Jar with Feather Design (1970s)
Ramona Tapia (1940-2003) was a daughter of noted potter Dolorita Gutierrez and a nice of Celestina Naranjo. She was the mother of Sarah, Lee, and Michelle Tapia. She was known for her deeply carved pottery. This is one of her black-on-black painted pieces. It is painted with a feather pattern extending up from the base. It is fired a deep black. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Ramona Tapia”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.