Shirley Tafoya began making pottery full-time in 1971-2. She decided to concentrate on making miniature versions of the large vessels her mother, Margaret Tafoya, was known to produce. Shirley would work to make them as small, thin-walled and elegant in form as possible. The picture of Shirley is from one of our Gallery Shows with Shirley and LuAnn in 2001. You can read more about Shirley in the book, "Born of Fire."