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Maxine Toya, 2018, King Galleries | Santa Fe

Maxine Toya is a graddaughter of Persingula Gachupin, a daughter of Marie Romero and a sister of Laura Gachupin. She is also the mother of noted potter Dominique Toya. Maxine is among the most renown potters at Jemez Pueblo for her storytellers and other figurative works. She learned to make pottery from her grandmother and mother. Over the years she has won numerous awards for her work at Santa Fe Indian Market and the New Mexico State Fair.

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Toya, Maxine – Corn Maiden Holding Corn

Maxine Toya is well known for her figurative pottery.   Each piece is coil built and stone polished and painted with natural clay slips.  This is one of her Corn Maiden figures.  The Corn Maiden has a fully polished shawl which she is wearing. On her manta is a very delicately painted corn plant and she is holding an ear of corn in her hand.  Note the intricacy in the face and the overall painting.   It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Maxine Toya”.

$ 850.00
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