Tammy Garcia

Tammy Garcia
Tammy Garcia on the cover of
Native Peoples Magazine, 2008

Tammy Garcia is a member of Santa Clara Pueblo but was born in Los Angeles, CA on August 27, 1969 and now lives in Taos, NM. Her great-great-great-grandmother was Serafina Tafoya, her great-great-aunt Margaret Tafoya. Between Tammy and them are several generations of potters, down to Tammy's mother Linda Cain and sister Autumn Borts.

Tammy learned the basics of the traditional way of making pottery as she grew up and won her first award at the Gallup InterTribal Ceremonies in 1990. In 1999 she branched out into making bronzes and is now known for both her pottery and her bronze sculptures.

Bird and geometric design carved into a polished red jar
Polished red jar carved with bird and geometric design
10 in H by 10 in Dia
Geometric design carved into a red canteen
Red canteen carved with geometric design
6 3/4 in H by 8 in Dia
Geometric design carved into a black bowl
Black bowl carved with a geometric design
3 1/2 in H by 7 in Dia
Double shoulders on a black water jar
Black water jar with double shoulders
7 1/2 in H by 7 in Dia
Signed Tammy Bortz
Geometric maiden design carved into a red seed pot
Red seed pot lightly carved with a maiden and geometric design
5 1/4 in H by 6 1/4 in Dia
Photo of Tammy Garcia courtesy of

Santa Clara Pueblo Potters