Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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blackware jar
  • Judy Tafoya
    born 1962, active 1974–present
    born: Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico, United States ; active: United States
    Lincoln Tafoya
    active 1980-present
    active: United States
  • blackware jar, 1999
  • Where object was made: Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, burnishing, carving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 16.5 x 24 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 6 1/2 x 9 7/16 in
  • Gift of Ellie LeCompte
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0208

Jar made from black clay that has a small base, a very wide, angular shoulder and a narrow opening. The exterior of the jar is burnished to a high gloss and there are deep vertical lines carved into the clay around the outside, revealing the matte ceramic below.