Camilio Sunflower Tafoya (1902-1995)


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Camilio Sunflower Tafoya (1902-1995) signatureCamilio Sunflower Tafoya, Santa Clara Pueblo, was the son of Sara Fina and Geronimo Tafoya, and brother to Margaret Tafoya. He started making pottery in the mid-1920s and for years specialized in large carved blackware.

After his son, Joseph Lonewolf, started the intricate sgraffito carving, Camilio picked it up too. Initially, he and his daughter Grace Medicine Flower worked together and co-signed pieces. Later, he worked alone.

 

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