Mark Tahbo

Mark Tahbo was born into the Hopi-Tewa Spider Clan in 1958. His great-grandmother, Grace Chapella, inspired him to make pottery but he learned most of his skills on his own. He's been making pottery since 1978. His specialty is very thin-walled vessels with his trademark polish finish. He's been winning awards at Heard Museum and Santa Fe Indian Market consistently since the early 1990's.

Turkey-fell-in-the-hole design on a polychrome flying-saucer jar
Polychrome flying-saucer jar with turkey-fell-in-the-hole design
3 1/2 in H by 7 in Dia
Four direction geometric design on a tan jar
Tan jar with four direction geometric design
3 1/4 in H by 5 1/2 in Dia
Ogre kachina desings on the outside and child design on the inside of a yellow ware jar
Yellow ware jar with ogre kachina designs on the outside and child design inside
5 1/4 in H by 10 1/4 in Dia
Red tulip design on the outside and bat shadow splatter design on the inside of a yellow ware bowl
Yellow ware bowl with red tulip design on the outside and bat shadow splatter design on the inside
3 1/4 in H by 9 1/2 in Dia
Red and black bird element designs on a yellow ware jar
Yellow ware jar with red and black bird element designs
4 1/4 in H by 6 1/4 in Dia
Shard, bird element and geometric designs on the body of a yellow ware jar with a red neck
Yellow ware jar with a red neck and shard, bird element and geometric designs on the body
5 1/4 in H by 5 in Dia
Hummingbird design on a polychrome jar with a flared neck
Polychrome jar with a flared neck decorated with hummingbird designs
4 3/4 in H by 5 1/4 in Dia
Large shard design on a Sikyatki-style jar
Polychrome Sikyatki-style jar decorated with large shard and geometric designs
4 1/2 in H by 6 1/2 in Dia
Hummingbirds and fish on a black on yellow jar
Black on yellow jar decorated with hummingbirds and fish
5 in H by 6 in Dia
Yellow bowl, plain and polished
Polished plain yellow bowl
2 1/2 in H by 5 1/4 in Dia
Night and day hummingbird design on a black on yellow jar
Black on yellow jar with a day and night hummingbird design
3 3/4 in H by 5 1/4 in Dia
Night and day hummingbird design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with day and night hummingbird design
4 1/2 in H by 6 in Dia
Hummingbird design on a yellow ware jar
Yellow ware jar with hummingbird design
4 1/4 in H by 6 in Dia
Bird element and geometric design on a polychrome water jar
Polychrome water jar decorated with bird element and geometric design
6 1/2 in H by 9 in Dia
Niman eagle ceremony design on a yellow ware jar
Yellow ware jar decorated with a Niman eagle ceremony design
3 3/4 in H by 7 3/4 in Dia
Bird and butterfly design on a black on yellow jar
Black on yellow jar decorated with a bird and butterfly design
3 in H by 5 1/4 in Dia
Bird element design on a yellow ware jar
Yellow ware jar with bird element design, Winner Best in Show, 1998 Heard Museum Guild
7 1/2 in H by 14 1/2 in Dia
Bird design and fire clouds on a yellow ware jar
Yellow ware jar decorated with a bird design and fire clouds
4 1/4 in H by 6 in Dia
Bird element, cactus, shard and geometric design on a plychrome yellow ware jar
Polychrome yellow ware jar with fire clouds and decorated with a bird element, shard, cactus and geometric design
3 1/4 in H by 8 in Dia
A bird element and geometric design on a polychrome yellow ware jar with fire clouds
Polychrome yellow ware Sikyatki-style jar with fire clouds and decorated with a bird element and geometric design
6 1/2 in H by 14 1/2 in Dia
Bird element and geometric design on a miniature polychrome jar
Miniature polychrome jar decorated with a bird element and geometric design
1 1/2 in H by 2 1/2 in Dia
Four-direction bird element and geometric design on a black on red jar
Black on red jar decorated with a 4-direction bird element and geometric design
3 3/4 in H by 5 1/2 in Dia
Bird and bird element design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar decorated with a bird and bird element design
4 1/4 in H by 5 3/4 in Dia