Jackie Torivio is a potter from Acoma Pueblo. She was born in November 1957. She learned to make pottery growing up, watching and working with her mother and grandmother. As a teenager she only made pots for herself, until her mother took some to sell at the pueblo. They sold quickly and her career was born. It was Jackie's mother who convinced her husband, Mike Torivio, to learn to make pottery. He was a fast learner.
These days, Jackie usually collaborates with her husband. He makes the pots and she paints them. They make traditional and non-traditional polychrome bowls, seed pots, jars, wedding vases, miniatures, owls and figures. They've earned numerous ribbons for their work at the Santa Fe Indian Market, the Heard Museum Indian Arts Fair & Market and others.