Year Flower, Lucy – Jar with Carved Avanyu (1980’s)
Lucy Year Flower was a daughter-in-law of Camilio Tafoya and a sister-in-law of Joseph Lonewolf and Grace Medicine Flower. She began making pottery in the 1970’s and was known for her flowing carved designs. This jar is fully carved with a feathered water serpent (avanyu) encircling the bowl and additional cloud and rain designs. Typical of her work, look at the matte area surrounding the polished avanyu and note the deeply incised lines. She would do this to help accentuate her carving. The jar is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. It is signed, “Lucy Year Flower” on the bottom.
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