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Toya, Dominique – Mini Black Polished and Mica Melon

Toya, Dominique – Mini Black Polished and Mica Melon

1.75"w x 1"h
$ 350.00
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Dominique Toya is known for her intricately carved pottery with sharp ridged melon swirls.  She has created her distinctive style of pottery using native clay and micaceous clay slips for the surface.  This is one of her miniatures which has been fired black.  The seedpot has a triangular opening and there are alternating polished and micaceous clay swirls. The micaceous sections are carved into the clay and slipped with mica and when fired have almost a silvery metallic appearance. The polished sections are flatter.  Dominique has won numerous awards for her pottery and continues to be one of the leading Jemez potters working today!


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Toya, Dominique (b. 1971)

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.
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