Angela, who was born in
1927 and has been potting since 1955, has undoubtedly one of the
longest still active potting careers in Santa Clara Pueblo. She is the
daughter of Severa Tafoya, one of the better known potters of the
middle 20th century. Angela is a melon pot specialist making various
sizes in both red and black. She has three children, David, Alvin and
Leona, who also make nothing but melon pots. One could say that Angela
is the matriarch of the First Family of Santa Clara melon pots. More
information may be found in the Dillingham book "Fourteen Families in
Pueblo Pottery," pages 166-169 and the the Gregory Schaaf book "
Pueblo Indian Pottery," page 8.