Our inventory is organized by form rather than by pueblo to emphasize the diverse beauty of the forms created by the pueblo pottery artists.
In the Gallery
Maxine & Dominique Toya
Maxine Toya, master Jemez pueblo figurative pottery artist, began painting her family’s pottery at age 8 or 9. Maxine’s first piece of pottery was an owl figure, made while watching her mom create an owl. Maxine’s owls remain collector favorites. Marie G. also made storytellers, inspiring Maxine to make the figurative potteries that she is known for today. Her subject matter is inspired by her pueblo upbringing including being Corn Clan. There is a warmth and humanity to each piece she creates. Her figures are known for their beautiful faces.
Dominique Toya has won numerous major awards and ribbons including: Best of Classification at both the Heard Museum Show and Santa Fe’s Indian Market; Best of Show at the Eiteljorg Museum show in collaboration with Jody Naranjo; and Best of Division at Santa Fe’s Indian Market in 2013 for a major collaborative piece with Nancy Youngblood.
Show opens in the gallery August 12th from 3-5PM artists will be present.