A Journey into the World of Native American Pottery
Mary Ellen Toya
The sister of Judy, Marie R. and Anita Toya, Mary Ellen Toya is also a storyteller maker from Jemez Pueblo. Like her sisters, she learned the traditional craft from their mother, Mary E. Toya.
Mary Ellen's storytellers tend to be whimsical. I've seen koshares and various animal figurine/storytellers (because the mother's mouth is open and there is at least one child present) from Mary Ellen. Very playful, very happy creations.
Koshare Singing Maiden holding a cat and eating watermelon 11 in H by 5 1/4 in Dia