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Dominique Toya

CONGRATULATIONS Dominique, on your BEST OF SHOW award at the 2010 Eiteljorg Museum Show! This young potter with a solid genetic background – mother Maxine Toya, sister Camilla Toya, aunt Laura Gachupin, grandmother Marie G. Romero, and great-grandmother Persingula Gachupin, all have significant reputations as potters – has evolved rapidly from good, to exceptional. The awards for the elegantly formed, finely cut swirl pots that are a trademark of this artist, have gone from blue ribbons to Best of Classification (best of all pottery shown) – at SWAIA Indian Market 2009 – to BEST IN SHOW (!) at another top show, in just a couple of years.
Dominique produces beautifully formed and finished pots in other designs, as well. No matter the style, the elements of elegant simplicity and fastidious workmanship, are constants.