Artist Media Series
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.