Tafoya, Margaret

Margaret Tafoya, Santa Clara Pueblo Blackware Jar – Avanyu

Margaret Tafoya, Santa Clara Pueblo Blackware Jar – Avanyu

Margaret Tafoya (1904-2001)
(Maria Margarita “Margaret” Tafoya, Tewa: Corn Blossom)
Santa Clara Pueblo Blackware Jar – Avanyu, c. 1981
Finely carved in deep relief with a stylized Avanyu at shoulder under a polished finish.
Height 8 inches (20.3 cm)
Signed on base: Margaret Tafoya and with original retailers label from The Heard Museum.

Margaret Tafoya – Artist Bio

(1904-2001) (Maria Margarita “Margaret” Tafoya, Tewa: Corn Blossom) New Mexico, Santa Clara Pueblo, Native American Pottery Regarded as one of the great masters of Pueblo ceramics, Margaret was the matriarch of Santa Clara Pueblo potters. She learned the art of making pottery from her parents Sara Fina Guiterrez Tafoya (1863–1949) and Jose Geronimo Tafoya (1863–1955). […]