Lucy Year Flower Tafoya (1935- )

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From Pojoaque and Santa Clara Pueblos, Lucy Year Flower consistently produces exquisite blackware pottery. Her design execution is exceptional. Her signature style is the bamboo-like matte background design.


Lucy Year Flower married into the Tafoya family.  She married Joe Tafoya who was brother to Joseph Lonewolf and Grace Medicine Flower, the three of whom were the children of Camilio Tafoya and Agapita Silva Tafoya.  Year Flower is an extraordinary artisan and very precise in execution of her work. 


Reference: Pueblo Indian Pottery: 750 Artist Biographies by Gregory Schaaf.




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