Artist Spotlight: Maxine Toya
Maxine Toya loves the feel of clay: “It is so alive and it wants to speak through me.”
The daughter of famous Jemez potter Marie G. Romero, Maxine grew up surrounded by some of the most accomplished of today’s Jemez potters. Among the potters in her family: Laura Gachupin, Persingula Gachupin, Bertha Gachupin, Virginia Fragua and now, Maxine’s daughters Camilla and Dominique.
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by Maxine Toya, Jemez
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