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Emily Tafoya (b. 1959)  Artworks >>

Emily Suazo-Tafoya is a Native American born in 1959 of Kiowa and Santa Clara heritage. She was inspired to learn pottery making from her family, especially her Grandmother, Clara Suazo. Emily has been making pottery since 1973 and specializes in the handmade and handcrafted incised (sgrafitto) Santa Clara Pueblo pottery. Her pottery is made the traditional way and then completely covered with contemporary designs. Each piece is unique with high attention to detail. Emily stated that: “It is important to me to share my unique style of contemporary pottery. It is also important to stay within traditional methods of potting. Source

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