“Avanyu in Color”
by Jody Folwell-Turipa, Santa Clara Pueblo
Description: Kiln-fired multicolored bowl depicting the Tewa diety, Avanyu.
About this Award: This award is also called the “passion award.” Each judge selects one piece after all other awards have been decided. The Judge’s Choice Awards are designed to bring recognition to a work that each judge, independently, feels is outstanding. These pieces may have been overlooked due to the limited number of awards or because they fell outside other award categories.
Polly Folwell: I love the flow and movement of color and the use of traditional concepts in a contemporary form of color on a three-dimensional piece.