Severa Tafoya

Severa Tafoya lived from 1890 to 1973. She made pottery for almost 60 years, producing her best in the 1950's and 1960's. She won many awards over the years but pottery wasn't in the mainstream back then as it is today.

Her brother was Van of Lela and Van Gutierrez. Angela Baca was one of her daughters.

Avanyu design carved into a black plate
Black plate carved with an avanyu design
1 1/2 in H by 10 1/2 in Dia Unsigned but attributed to Severa Tafoya
Pottery photos courtesy of Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery

Santa Clara Pueblo Potters