Stephanie Tafoya is a great-granddaughter of Margaret Tafoya, a granddaughter of Lee Tafoya and the daughter of Mel Tafoya. She has learned to make pottery from her Father Melvin Tafoya, Aunt Toni Roller, and is currently works closely with her Aunt Linda Tafoya-Sanchez.
Stephanie has an Associate of the Arts Degree in Merchandise Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and a Colored Stones Degree from the Gemological Institute of America.
Growing up in Santa Clara Pueblo and the Española Valley, her designs are inspired by both her Spanish and Native American culture.
She is close to her family and keeps family traditions alive by participating in cultural ceremonies including dances and making traditional Santa Clara Pueblo Pottery. Each piece is coil built, carved, stone polished and traditionally fired.
We are very pleased to have Stephanie's pottery in the gallery and look forward to seeing more from this young artist!