LuAnn Tafoya

LuAnn Tafoya was born into Santa Clara Pueblo in 1938. She grew up working with clay with her mother, Margaret Tafoya. Margaret had her polishing pots at the age of twelve, then creating pots on her own at thirteen. LuAnn had a certain skill at creating large pots and jars, a skill few people have any more. She created one jar 29 inches high and it won the Best in Show award at the 2003 Santa Fe Indian Market.

Geometric design carved into a red jar
Red jar carved with geometric design
5 1/2 in H by 6 in Dia
Four bear paw imprints on a gunmetal black jar
Gunmetal black jar with four bear paw imprints
12 1/2 in H by 12 3/4 in Dia
Geometric design carved into a red wedding vase
Red wedding vase carved with geometric design
11 in H by 8 in Dia
Kiva step and geometric design carved into a black jar
Black jar carved with kiva step and geometric design
4 3/4 in H by 6 1/2 in Dia
Avanyu design carved into a tall black jar
Tall black jar carved with avanyu design
8 3/4 in H by 5 3/4 in Dia
Geometric design carved into a tall neck black jar
Tall neck black jar decorated with a carved geometric design
13 in H by 8 in Dia
An avanyu design carved into a low shouldered black jar
Low shoulder black jar decorated with a carved avanyu and geometric design
4 1/4 in H by 11 in Dia
Black melon jar, polished and carved
Polished black jar carved with a melon design
11 in H by 13 1/4 in Dia
Red jar carved with a melon design
Red melon jar
7 1/4 in H by 8 in Dia
Geometric design carved into a red jar
Red jar decorated with a carved geometric design
4 1/2 in H by 5 1/2 in Dia
Pottery photos courtesy of Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery

Santa Clara Pueblo Potters