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Tafoya, Camilio Sunflower (1902 - 1995), potter

G. Lola Worthington

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online February 2011 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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Native American (Santa Clara Pueblo) potter. Son of Sara Fina and Geronimo Tafoya, and the brother of two famous Santa Clara potter sisters, Margaret Tafoya and Christina Naranjo, Camilio started making his pottery in the mid-1920s. In the 1950s, he specialized in creating large blackware vessels and figures. He began to intermittently carve traditional Pueblo designs and images into his blackware surfaces. However, by the 1970s, he revised and completely modified his

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