Tammy Garcia, Santa Clara Pueblo Potter
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Santa Clara Pueblo artist Tammy Garcia has been recognized as one of the top 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. This has empowered her to go beyond just her native clay and try different mediums including bronze and glass..
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 Garcia signed her work, Tammy Borts.
Reference: Pueblo Indian Pottery: 750 Artist Biographies by Gregory Schaaf.