Artist Profiles

Artist:

Mary Louise Tafoya

Region:

Western Hemisphere

Country:

United States

Media/General:

Jewelry

Year(s) Attended:

Santa Fe: 2019

About:

Mary grew up in Santo Domingo Pueblo. Her background is in handmade turquoise work. She gained skill and learned the traditions of Santo Domingo jewelry by helping her parents string and design traditional jewelry. Mary’s jewelry has evolved from traditional Santo Domingo turquoise heishi and “Depression Era” work to a contemporary multi-colored mosaic style.