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Dominique Toya

Dominique Toya is one of the leading Jemez potters working today. She learned to make pottery from her mother Maxine Toya and is a niece of Laura Gachupin and a granddaughter of Marie G. Romero. Dominique has created her distinctive style of pottery using native clay and micaceous clay slips for the surface. Dominique has won numerous awards for her pottery, including “Best of Pottery” at the Heard Indian Market. Her pieces can also be found in museums throughout the country, including the Eiteljorg, the Heard Museum, the Peabody Essex and the Denver Art Museum.  Her awards include; Best of Classification at the Heard Indian Market – 2008, Best of Classification at the Santa Fe Indian Market – 2009, Best of Classification at the Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial – 2009, Best of Show at the Eiteljorg Indian market in Indianapolis – 2010, and Best of Division at the Santa Fe Indian market – 2013.