Celes and Evelyn Aguilar

Celes Tafoya (c. 1930-) and Evelyn Aguilar are a mother-and-daughter team of potters from Santa Clara Pueblo. Celes learned the ancient art from her mother, Legoria Tafoya, and passed it on to her daughter. The style many collectors have come to associate with the "Legoria and Celes" signature is still being made under the "Celes and Evelyn" signature.

Geometric design carved into a black bird bowl
Black bird bowl carved with geometric design
3 in H by 6 1/2 in Dia
An avanyu design carved into a black bowl
Black bowl polished inside and out and carved with an avanyu design
3 3/4 in H by 5 1/2 in Dia
Pottery photos courtesy of Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery

Santa Clara Pueblo Potters