Tapia, Tom & Sue – Jar with Katsina and Swirling Feather Designs

6"w x 5.5"h

$ 875.00

This is a large and intricately designed jar by Tom and Sue Tapia.  The jar has a round shape and a short neck.  It was made and polished by Sue.  The designs were etched into the clay by Tom. One side has two Katsina figures.  The opposite side has a sun face with three expanding bands of etched feathers.  Separating them are a bear paw and a butterfly, along with feathers, on one side.  The opposite side has a Pueblo scene underneath a feather pattern.  Near the base is an avanyu encircling the jar above another row of feathers.  WOW!  A lot of design on this piece.  It is a very complicated design both with the sgraffito and the carving.  The reddish color in the area surrounding the sgraffito designs is a “signature” clay color for Tom’s pottery designs.  The jar is signed, “Tom & Sue Tapia”.   It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.