Margaret Tafoya Santa Clara Blackware Pottery
Santa Clara blackware pottery vase by Margaret Tafoya. Margaret was born in 1904 and started her art of pottery making in 1920. Margaret Tafoya is considered one of the matriarchs of the Pueblo pottery revival known for her fine incised red and blackware as well as her large bear paw vases. She is the daughter of Hose Geronimo & Sarafina Tafoya; wife of Alcario Tafoya. Today her creations are recognized world-wide for their sublime beauty and expert artisanry. Those few pieces that remain command top dollar in the collector's market. This particular vase features bear paw designs around the circumference above the shoulder and polished with a gun metal finish. Signature incised on bottom "Margaret Tafoya Santa Clara Pue N Mex".
Condition: Excellent great gunmetal finish, no restoration