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    Vangie Tafoya – Jemez

    Vangie Tafoya was born in the small but active village of Jemez (Walatowa) located about 55 miles from Albuquerque, N.M. She is half San Idelfonso and half Jemez. Vangie comes from a long line of potters, originating with her Grandmother, Maria Sanchez Colaque, she is also related to Maria Martinez, the extremely famous potter known for her black on black pottery. Vangie credits her grandmother for her inspiration and moving spirit behind her desire, to continue the family tradition of pottery making.



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