Tafoya, Cresencia (1918-1999)
Cresencia Tafoya was the matriarch of a family of potters including Harriet Tafoya, Annie Baca and Pauline Martinez. She was also a granddaughter of Pasquelita Tafoya, a daughter of Tomacita Tafoya and a niece of Celestina Naranjo. Cresencia created a style of highly polished and tightly painted pottery which has been continued by her children. Cresencia won numerous awards for her pottery at Santa Fe Indian Market and other art events.