Dominique Toya

Whirling Winds

4" H x 3 1/4" W

Having won Best of Class at the Heard Indian Museum Fair and Market and Best of Class at Santa Fe's Annual Indian Market, Dominique is quickly rising to the top of the division.

You might have seen her award-winning micaceous melon swirl pots, but we've never seen anything like this before.

We're delighted to present an exquisite original by this groundbreaking artist, and we hope you will follow her work with us as she continues to impress!

Dominique's Best of Class Pottery at Santa Fe Indian Market

Dominique (Damian) Toya was born into the Pueblo of the Jemez in 1971. Dominique was born to Maxine Toya, who is currently one of the finest Jemez potters of our time. Maxine was the inspiration behind her interest in learning the art of working with clay.

Dominique is also related to: Laura Gachupin (Aunt), Marie G. Romero (Grandmother), the late Persingula M. Gachupin (Great Grandmother), and sister Camille Toya. Dominique is a member of the Corn Clan and has been making pottery since the age of 5.

Dominique specializes in handmade micaceous pottery. She gathers her materials (natural pigments) for her masterpieces from the grounds within the Jemez Pueblo. She cleans, mixes, hand coils, shapes, sands, fires outdoors, and polishes her own pottery.

She was quoted as saying “All the pots that I create are my favorite, because each one is a part of me.” She signs as: Dominique Toya, Jemez, followed by the corn sign to denote her clan origin.


-Southern Pueblo Pottery 2,000 Artist Biographies
-Storytellers and Other Figurative Pottery
-Southwestern Pottery 1999 Edition


-New Mexico State Fair
-Santa Fe Indian Market
-Various out of State shows
-Eighth Northern Art Show

Gallery Price: $1,980.00

Sale: $1,585.00
(plus sh/han)

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