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Santa Clara - Redware Pot with Avanyu by Vicki Martinez Tafoya (Santa Clara Pueblo)

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Price: $235.00
Sale Price: $188.00
You Save: $47.00 (20 %)
Item Number: ATP0487

Santa Clara Pueblo potter, Vicki Martinez Tafoya’s redware pottery bowl is deeply incised with a matte slip that contrasts against a highly polished outer surface. Within this classic rounded bowl, the motif of a large avanyu (water serpent) winds around with pot with his prominent hooded crest and lightening forked tongue.

Vickie Martinez Tafoya has been making pottery most of her life, beginning in her early teens, having learned the traditional way of making Santa Clara pottery from her mother, Barbara Martinez, and grandmother Flora Martinez.  She specializes in making handmade deep carved red and black ware pottery. The natural clay she uses is gathered from the hills around Santa Clara. Using traditional methods she cleans, mixes, hand coils, shapes, carves, fires and polishes her vessels. When asked what she enjoys most about her work she says "family and tradition".

Height: 3.75”, Diameter: 4.75”


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