Tammy Garcia (Santa Clara Pueblo)
About the Artist
Tammy Garcia is a renowned potter and sculptor whose work embodies both classic design and modern iconography. Early in her career, Tammy established her reputation as an innovator, taking the carved pottery tradition of her Santa Clara Pueblo to a whole new level. Her amazingly detailed designs enveloped the whole pot and she utilized unconventional motifs not found on other pueblo pottery. Since then, she has expressed her artistic vision in a myriad of new media--bronze, glass, and even jewelry. All of her work is highly refined yet continually pushes the envelope. She is a risk taker who always defies and exceeds expectations. We are proud to feature her as our 2013 MIAC Living Treasure Artist.