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Sherry Tafoya, Cactus Blossom

Biography to Display: 

1956Born Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

Studio Potter

 

Sherry Tafoya is known for deeply incised black and redware pottery. She comes from a long line of Tafoya potters working at Santa Clara Pueblo in New Mexico. She is a great-granddaughter of Serafina Tafoya, a granddaughter of Christina Naranjo, and is the daughter of Mida Tafoya.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Dillingham, Rick. Fourteen Families in Pueblo Pottery. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 1994.

Peaster, Lillian and Guy Berger. Pueblo Pottery Families. Schiffer P, 2008.

Schaaf, Gregory. Pueblo Indian Pottery: 750 Artist Biographies. Santa Fe, NM: Center for Indigenous Arts and Culture Press, 2000.

 

 

Typical Marks
Vessel
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Coiled
Surface Technique: Carved
Crocker Art Museum, gift of Kyle Lipson, 2013.93.4
Crocker Art Museum, gift of Kyle Lipson, 2013.93.4

Citation: Clark, Donald. "The Marks Project." Last modified April 28, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/tafoya