Artist Media Series
This is a large bowl by Tom and Sue Tapia. The bowl was coil-built, carved, and stone polished by Sue. The top of the bowl has a carved cloud design. It is slipped with mica. Around the sides are four large panels, each is stone polished and fully etched with design. One has a large sun pattern with three rows of feathers. The next has Pueblo Deer Dancer with an avanyu and etched feathers. The next has a Hano Katinsa drummer and a Longhair katsina. They are surrounded by feather designs. The last has another Pueblo Deer Dancer surrounded by a turtle, Pueblo scenery, and a Katsina figure. All the etched areas are highlighted with reddish clay, which is a “signature” clay color for Tom’s pottery designs. Near the base of the bowl is another carved cloud pattern. The bowl is signed, “Tom & Sue Tapia”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.