Tammy Garcia is active/lives in New Mexico. Tammy Garcia is known for Santa Clara Pueblo pottery.
Biography Tammy Garcia
Tammy Garcia is known for her large and elaborate pots carved with complex, extensive and original decoration.
A member of the well-known Tafoya family of potters from Santa Clara Pueblo, she continues her family's tradition of pottery. Though Garcia grew up working with clay she left home to attend cosmetology school using the money she made selling pots to pay her way. When her money ran out she took a job in an art gallery in Taos and it was there that she decided to return to her artwork.
She is one of the contemporary Native Americans changing perception of pottery from craft to fine art. She has expanded the traditional Santa Clara style from a band of designs around the middle of the pot to covering entire surfaces with
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