On the Prowl
x 3 1/2" D
Jennifer is the daughter of
Ray Tafoya from Santa Clara Pueblo. He taught her about pottery
which she began showing in 1992. She has taken many awards and
recently placed first in her division at the Santa Fe Indian
Market. She does the finely etched work like her father, but
with even more exquisite detail.
Her most recent foray into
the Santa Fe Indian Market netted her and her husband three ribbons
- one for each entry. They sold out first thing on the opening
morning of the market. With work like this, it is no surprise.
She is one of the brightest
new artists from Santa Clara pueblo working in the sgraffito
area. Her incising work is particularly detailed and precise
- revealing great accuracy and fabulous use of color. Her themes
are wildlife in stunning realist detail with fabulous traditional
Santa Clara geometrics adding a great finish to her work.
Every piece is new and special.
Her images continue to change, and the added multi-colored slips
makes for wonderful finished work!