Rare and Superb Santa Clara Black 32-Rib S-Swirl Jar by Nancy Youngblood, 2005


Nancy Youngblood is one of contemporary pueblo pottery's great artists. She is a daughter of potter, Mela Youngblood, granddaughter of legendary potter, Margaret Tafoya, and great granddaughter of Serafina Tafoya. She has been a consistent award-winner at the annual Heard Museum Show and the Santa Fe Indian Market including the prestigious Best of Show ribbon at the 1989 Indian Market. Nancy's 32 rib s-swirl jars are among her rarest and most desired works. She made only one 32 rib jar in 2013 and 2014. This exquisite example is signed and dated 2005. Her techniques are traditional to Santa Clara pueblo and to the Tafoya family including (amazingly!) coiling each piece and traditional firing. Nancy describes the painstaking effort of polishing each swirl. With 2 sides to each swirl, the surface area of the jar is twice what appears to the eye. The result is a stunningly beautiful work of art, rare and magnificent.

Condition mint
an Arizona collection

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5" tall by 8" diameter



Santa Clara