by Dominique and Maxine Toya
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About the pottery
About Dominique Toya
Dominique Toya was born to Maxine Toya into the Jemez
pueblo, and specializes in handcoiled pottery. She combines traditional
techniques and slips in her pieces. Most recently, Dominique Toya won awards
at the Heard Museum show (pictured) and at the Santa Fe Indian Market.
About Maxine Toya
Born in 1948, Maxine Toya's lineage includes he grandmother, Persingula Gachupin, mother, Marie Romero, and sister, Laura
Gachupin. She is one of the finest Jemez potters and is best known for her matte polychrome and polished red ware storytellers, and her Corn
maidens. Her most recent award is first place for her pottery at the 2012 Santa Fe Indian Market Days.