Gordon Foley, “Middle of the Plaza”, was born in 1975 into the Jemez Pueblo and he is also Oto-Missouria. Gordon was inspired by his elders to learn the art of pottery making. As a child, Gordon would assist other members of his Pueblo to hand coil their pottery and observe their methods, with a careful eye and gather knowledge so that one day he too would be able to make beautiful art of his own.
Gordon specializes in hand coiled contemporary styled pottery, but also has made clay sculptures. Gordon signs his pottery: Gordon Foley, Jemez. He is related to: Laura Gachupin (mother), Marie G. Romero (Grandmother), Bertha Gachupin (godmother), Maxine Toya (aunt), and Dominique Toya (cousin).