Tammy Garcia, Santa Clara Pueblo Potter


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Tammy Bortz-Garcia Santa Clara Pueblo - Artist image courtesy of Native Peoples / November-December 2007.

Santa Clara Pueblo artist Tammy Garcia has been recognized as one of the top young Native American pottery creators of our day. Tammy Garcia has followed the time-honored tradition of producing Santa Clara Pueblo pottery. However, she has not restricted herself to these same traditions. She has allowed herself to be different, contemporary, and on the cutting edge of innovation.

Tammy Borts-Garcia (1969 - ) has been an active potter since about 1985. She comes from a rich potting tradition. She is the granddaughter of Mary Cain and the great niece of Margaret Tafoya. Earlier in her career, Tammy signed her work, Tammy Borts.Tammy Borts-Garcia (1969 - ) has been an active potter since about 1985. She comes from a rich potting tradition. She is the granddaughter of Mary Cain and the great niece of Margaret Tafoya. Earlier in her career, Tammy signed her work, Tammy Borts.

 

Reference: Pueblo Indian Pottery: 750 Artist Biographies by Gregory Schaaf.

Artist image courtesy of Native Peoples / November-December 2007.

Relative Links: Santa Clara Pueblo, Mary CainMargaret Tafoya, Contemporary Pottery

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