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.