An active potter since 1983, Vangie Tafoya's heritage is split between Jemez and San Ildefonso. She produces polished redware, black on white sgraffito jars, seed pots, melon bowls and wedding vases.
Her children include Brenda Tafoya, Tyrone Tafoya and Helen Tafoya Henderson.
Vangie has won many awards including Best of Show and 1st at Santa Fe's Indian Market, the New Mexico State Fair , Inter-tribal Indian Ceremonial, the Heard Museum and the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Arts & Crafts Show.
Her work has been published in Berger & Schiffer's Pueblo and Navajo Contemporary Pottery, Southwestern Pottery: Anasazi to Zuni by Hayes & Blom and in Gregory Schaaf's book Southern Pueblo Pottery: 2000 Artist Biographies.