Annie Baca

Annie Baca
Annie Baca

Annie Baca was born to Cresencia and Carmilita Tafoya of Santa Clara Pueblo in 1941. Among her siblings were Mark Tafoya, Harriet Tafoya and Pauline Martinez. She grew up in a household of potters and learned from them.

A traditional Santa Clara potter who painted her pieces rather than carved them, Annie has long been known for her finely painted and well-polished black-on-black pottery. As her sister Pauline married Maria Martinez son George and moved to San Ildefonso, Annie may have been influenced a bit by what Pauline learned there. Santa Clara and San Ildefonso have a long history of intermarriage and cross-pollination of pottery styles and techniques.

Kiva step design on a black on black jar
Black on black jar with kiva step design
1 1/2 in H by 3 in Dia
Feather, cloud and geometric design on a black on black jar
Black on black jar with feather, cloud and geometric design
4 1/4 in H by 4 1/2 in Dia
Geometric design on a black on black jar
Black on black jar with geometric design
1 1/2 in H by 3 1/4 in Dia
Avanyu and geometric design on a black on black jar
Black on black jar with avanyu and geometric design
2 1/4 in H by 2 3/4 in Dia
Feather, kiva step and geometric design on a black on black jar
Black on black jar with feather, kiva step and geometric design
1 1/2 in H by 2 1/2 in Dia
Kiva step and geometric design on a black on black jar
Black on black jar with kiva step and geometric design
1 1/2 in H by 2 1/2 in Dia
Avanyu and cloud design on a black on black jar
Black on black jar decorated with an avanyu and cloud design
2 3/4 in H by 3 1/4 in Dia
Avanyu design on a black on black jar
Black on black jar with avanyu design
1 1/2 in H by 2 1/4 in Dia
Feather and cloud design on a black on black jar
Black on black jar with a cloud and feather design
1 1/4 in H by 2 in Dia
Cloud design on a black on black jar
Black onb black jar decorated with a four-panel cloud design  
Feather and geometric design on a black on black jar
Black on black jar with feather and geometric design
2 in H by 2 3/4 in Dia
Geometric design on a black on black jar
Black on black jar decorated with a geometric design
1 1/4 in H by 2 in Dia
Feather design on a black on black jar
Black on black jar decorated with a feather design
1 3/4 in H by 2 1/2 in Dia

Santa Clara Pueblo Potters