Earlene Youngbird Tafoya

Santa Clara Pueblo

Earlene Youngbird Tafoya is a potter from Santa Clara Pueblo. She excels in painting bands of feathers, terraced rain clouds and water serpents (avanyu) on her own perfectly formed polychrome redware. For several years she shared a booth with Mida Tafoya at Santa Fe Indian Market.

Avanyu, cloud and geometric designs on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with avanyu, cloud and geometric designs
3.25 in H by 3.75 in Dia
An avanyu and feather design on a polychrome bowl
A polychrome bowl decorated with an avanyu and feather design
4.75 in Dia by 3.25 in H

Santa Clara Pueblo Potters