Diaz, Tina (b. 1946)
Tina Diaz is a daughter of noted potter Mary Cain, a granddaughter of Christina Naranjo and a sister of Billy Cain, Linda Cain, and Joy Cain. Tina has skillfully created her unique style of carving Santa Clara Pueblo pottery. She is one of only a handful of Santa Clara potters who has mastered the technique of polishing her tan pottery. The tan is the natural color of the clay and the most difficult to polish to achieve a high shine. We are pleased to be one of the few galleries in the country to represent the work of Tina. We have been working with her for over 18 years, and we are excited every time she brings us to several new works! Her high quality in carving, polish, coloration, and innovative style continues to be visually and technically exciting.