Judy Toya, from Jemez Pueblo, makes this one baby storyteller from local clays and pigments. Children with their gifts will vary slightly.
This is a one-of-kind piece.
Judy Toya was born into the Water Clan at Jemez Pueblo. She began making pottery in 1972. Judy comes from a family of potters; she is the niece of pottery mask maker Fannie Loretto and storyteller potters Lupe Lucero and Alma Concha. She learned the art from her mother, Mary E. Toya.
Judy uses all natural materials--she digs the clay from the Jemez Pueblo, uses natural slips and fires her pottery outdoors. She specializes in storytellers and is known for her love of designing the children in clay. She has won many awards for her work and loves meeting artists and people from all over the world at shows she participates in. Her storytellers have become a favorite of collectors.