Linda Tafoya Sanchez
Santa Clara

Water Bearer

4 3/4" H x 5 1/2" D

Linda is the granddaughter of famed Santa Clara potter Margaret Tafoya. Linda's father was Margaret's son, Lee Tafoya and her mother was Betty Tafoya. Both of Linda's parents passed away in recent years and Margaret Tafoya passed away in early 2001.

Born in 1962, Linda began making pottery at the age of twelve. She learned this art form from her aunt Mary Archuleta as well as from her parents.

Being a descendant of Margaret Tafoya and pursuing a career in pottery requires a commitment to excellence and Linda has clearly risen to the challenge. Whether her work is traditionally styled or more contemporary, it is always of the highest quality.

Linda has created a name for herself with her own unique style. She has created a contemporary adaptation of the traditional Santa Clara carving style.

Linda has won numerous awards including "Best of Division" and "First Place" at Santa Fe Indian Market and the Eight Northern Pueblo Show. And for many years she was a featured artist at Gallery 10 shows.

She is featured in Rick Dillingham's book Fourteen Families in Pueblo Pottery on page 198 and the more recent Schaaf book Pueblo Indian Pottery - 750 Artist Biographies on page 112.

Gallery Price: $2,970.00

Sale: $2,375.00
(plus sh/han)

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