Minnie Vigil was a daughter of Petra Gutierrez and a sister to noted potters Gloria Garcia (GoldenRod), Thelma Talachy, and Lois Gutierrez. Her son Tim “Sunbird” Vigil and daughters Annette Vigil Luhan and Bernadette “Bernie” Vigil, also made pottery in the 1980s. Minnie was known for her polychrome pottery and the use of numerous clay slips to create the colors. She signed her piece, “Minnie”. She has won numerous awards at events such as Santa Fe Indian Market.