Black decorated pot

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Title

Black decorated pot

Description

The pot is small and made from a black clay and uses a reflective glaze to form a decorative pattern. The pattern is made up of slightly curved triangles and rectangles.
Juan Tafoya lived from 1949 to 2006 and began making pottery in 1970. He was a very experimental potter and experimented with different firing techniques to create a brown/black c olor combination in the clay as well as using turquois as a decorative element. Much of his work used a sgraffito technique to create a textured background to his design.

"Juan Tafoya San Ildefonso 1978" is carved into the bottom.

Publisher

St. Catherine University

Date

1978

Rights

This digital image may not be reproduced for any reason without the express written consent of St. Catherine University. Artwork available for faculty/staff use. Please contact the Catherine G. Murphy Art Gallery Director, Nicole Watson, at (651) 690-6637.
Private donation.

Format

2.5" (height) x 4.5" (diameter)

Type

Pottery

Identifier

2019.9.9

Coverage

San Ildefonso Pueblo

Collection

Citation

Tafoya, Juan (1949-2006), “Black decorated pot,” Digital Collections From St Kate's, accessed April 20, 2024, https://omeka.reclaim.stkate.edu/items/show/4085.

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