Debbie is a very talented artist from a well established family of potters. Her family is recognized for their geometric/Mimbres polychrome pottery that is highly polished and thin walled. When Debbie was twelve, she was inspired to make pottery by her mother Sarah Garcia, and her late grandmother Jesse Garcia. Debbie has now mastered the techniques of making traditional Acoma pottery and makes figurines, bowls, plates, wedding vases, canteens, and seed pots. The high quality pottery that she makes are painted with designs that are shaped in her mind, and often depict contemporary and geometric designs that have been handed down within her family. Her aunt is well known potter Stella Shutiva.