Shauna Garcia-Rustin was born into the Red Corn Clan of Acoma Pueblo on December 31, 1969. It was her father, Elliot Garcia, who taught her to work with clay when she began to express an interest around the age of 12. These days she often collaborates with Patrick Rustin, an Apache from California. Together they are known for creating very thin-walled contemporary pottery with delicate designs. Probably the "biggest" award she's won was Best of Show at the New Mexico State Fair in 1998 and again in 2000.
They sign their pottery as either "S Garcia, Acoma, NM" or "Garcia-Rustin".