Margaret Tafoya

View of the museum from outside showing the Neoclassical building from one corner. The building is a tan-colored stone with an arched doorway, long vertical windows, and detailed molding around the roof.

Potter Pathmakers

Posted: December 14, 2015
Category: Margaret Tafoya
Learn more about woman potter Margaret Tafoya and her work, which is on view in NMWA exhibition Pathfinders: Women in Art, Craft, and Design, Midcentury and Today.
Blackware pottery vessel with tall neck and broad shoulder tapering to a narrow base. The flawless, polished black surface is adorned with deep relief carvings of stylized wings and geometric designs on the shoulder.

The Matriarchs: Pottery by American Indian Women

Posted: November 24, 2010
Category: Margaret Tafoya
One of the most enduring traditions in American Indian life is pottery, which plays a central role in tribal rituals and ceremonies. Made primarily by women. these objects reflect both...
Blackware jar made of clay and volcanic ash. A painted, matte design adorns the upper half of the jar.