Santa Clara Pottery - Melon Bowl by Angela Baca, CPOTRCB15-14


3.75" H

6.25" diameter

- redware

condition: good

-signature on bottom


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  • Angela Baca was born in 1927 and started making pottery around 1955. She makes carved redware, blackware and melon bowls. She is the daughter of Severa Tafoya. She married Antonio Back and is the mother to David, Darryl, Leona and Alvin. She participated in the Santa Fe Indian Market in 1977-1986 and 1992 (Schaaf, pg. 8). She has made exceptional work that has place in the top three. 

    This melon bowl is made well. The walls are made thick for the deep carving around the bowl. It is in good shape with no cracks. The signature is visible on the bottom of the bowl. It can be dated anywhere from 1927-2014. A beautiful melon pot to add to your collection.


    Schaaf, Gregory. "Pueblo Indian Pottery 750 Artist Biographies". (2000) Center for Indigenous Arts and Culture Press.