Vigil, Ethel – Carved Jar with Avanyu
Ethel Vigil is a daughter of noted potter Mida Tafoya. She has been making pottery since 1975. This jar is carved with a water serpent around the shoulder and a mountain design around the neck. The avanyu has a flowing design which extends into the negative space. Note the depth of the carving! The jar is highly polished and fired red. It is signed on the bottom in the clay.