Jennifer Tafoya-Moquino is one of the brightest new artists from Santa Clara pueblo working in the sgraffito area. Her incising work is particularly detailed and precise — revealing great accuracy and fabulous use of color. Her themes are of wildlife and fish in stunning realist detail with fabulous traditional Santa Clara geometrics adding a great finish to her work. Jennifer is the daughter of Emily Suazo-Tafoya and Ray Tafoya. She and her husband, Mike Moquino, work together, and are producing outstanding work. In 2004, Jennifer was honored with BEST OF POTTERY at Indian Market, in Santa Fe. She continues to expand her repertoire of designs and shapes. Every new piece of incised pottery by Jennifer is unique and special. As her images continue to change, she continues to use natural slips and pigments that make for wonderful finished work! MAGNIFICENT!
Jason Ebelacker (b.1980) of Santa Clara Pueblo specializes in and carries on the traditional large Santa Clara pottery made by his family for generations. He is the son of Yvonne and Richard Ebelacker, great-grandson of Margaret Tafoya, and grandson of Virginia Ebelacker. Jason learned to make pottery from his father, who taught him the traditional techniques of pottery making, following the classic Tafoya legacy. His work is inspired by the classic shapes and designs of his family and the pueblo. He is noted for elegant forms, lustrous stone polish and skilled carving of his pieces. Jason has won awards at Santa Fe Indian Market and Best of Pottery at the Autry 2016. His work can be found in museums and books on Santa Clara pottery.