Toya, Maxine – Corn Maiden Holding Corn
Maxine Toya is well known for her figurative pottery. Each piece is coil built and stone polished and painted with natural clay slips. This is one of her Corn Maiden figures. The Corn Maiden has a fully polished shawl which she is wearing. On her manta is a very delicately painted corn plant and she is holding an ear of corn in her hand. Note the intricacy in the face and the overall painting. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Maxine Toya”.