Sunday, September 2, 2012

SF Indian Market 14

These beautiful clay sculptures are the work of Maxine Toya from the Jemez Pueblo here in New Mexico. This is a quote from a gallery website "Maxine is from a prominent family of potters: grandmother Persingula Gachupin, mother Marie G. Romero, sister Laura Gachupin, and daughters Dominique and Camilla Toya were and are respected, prize-winning artists. In addition to being a noted award-winning potter."

25 comments:

Traveling Hawk said...

These clay figures are exquisite!

Cezar and Léia said...

a touching image! :)
Thanks for introducing Maxine's art!
Léia

Halcyon said...

What sweet crèche figures! This is one of my favorites so far.

Birdman said...

Pretty talented family, I'd say.

Luis Gomez said...

Very nice Randy.

parker said...

Wonderful sculptures of the singers. With the donkey and lamb in the group I feel as if Im viewing a celebration of the Natividad.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Quite an artist !

Judy said...

Beautiful!

JM said...

So very cute!

cieldequimper said...

You know Randy, all things considered it's good that I'm nowhere near SF in August. :-) This is such a lovely scene, so pretty, reverent...

VP said...

Not really my kind of thing, but they are lovely...

TexWisGirl said...

they're really beautiful.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A family of potters, wonderful tradition to pass down through the family Randy.

Sharon said...

I LOVE these. I'd have a very hard time passing these up.

Everson Oliveira said...

beautiful :D

Eyeliquor said...

Sweet!
Love the colors.

Lois said...

They are absolutely adorable! I love everything about them.

Lowell said...

She certainly has her very own style and color scheme. It's very attractive. I can see why the family is so highly regarded for their art work.

Lynette said...

Randy, these are amazing. Such details and wonderful colors, too. Thanks for getting this photo for us.

RedPat said...

They are quite lovely. I would love to have these for a Christmas display.

Madge Bloom said...

Love these figures.. it almost looks like a Native American nativity...

Michaele said...

Just awesome!

Michelle said...

Beautiful work and how wonderful that the craft is kept in the family.

EG CameraGirl said...

LOVE this!

Magpie said...

What beautiful colors!