Vintage Native American Santa Clara Handbuilt and Handcarved Pot with Water Serpent
1987 Native American Santa Clara Handbuilt and Handcarved Pot with Water Serpent by Billy Cain
This beautiful handbuilt and carved pot was created by Santa Clara potter Eric Tafoya (1950-2006). The black is from firing the red clay over and over again and polishing the piece between firings. It is the oxygen that is let in to the hot firing process that creates that blackened surface of the clay. The pot is then deeply carved with a water serpent (Avanyu). A beautiful piece of Santa Clara pottery in pristine condition.
3 in. tall x 5.25 in. dia.