Tapia, Tom – Bowl with Katsina and Corn Designs
This is a smaller bowl by Tom Tapia. It is highly polished and designed with a series of designs. There is a Tewa Dancer with a drum along with a sun and Pueblo scene. There is another katsina figure and finally a corn plant. The bowl was fired black and then the reddish clay coloration is added after the firing. It is this color combination for which Tom achieved recognition. The bowl is signed, “Tom Tapia”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.