Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Domenici Pays Tribute to Late Potter.(Obituary)

Byline: Journal Staff Report

Santa Clara Artist Honored in Record

Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., recently paid tribute to the late Margaret Tafoya, the famed Santa Clara Pueblo potter who passed away in February after a lifetime of pursuing her art and creating some of the most sought-after American Indian pottery in the world.

Domenici issued his tribute in a statement read into the official Congressional Record. Domenici mourned the loss of Maria Margarita "Margaret" Tafoya, who died Feb. 25 at the age of 96 in her Santa Clara Pueblo home.

Tafoya became famous for her black-on-black and red-on-red pottery.

"New Mexico is comprised of imaginative people of many cultures who express their cultural values artistically and creatively," Domenici said. …

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