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Jeremy Oyenque

Jeremy is the son of Linda Tafoya-Sanchez and the great grandson of Margaret Tafoya. He is from Ohkay Owingeh (San Juan Pueblo) and Santa Clara Pueblo where he now resides with his wife Stephanie.
Jeremy began making pottery at the age of six, learning from his mother. Branching out into his own style Jeremy’s recent pieces have grown in size and skill.
Jeremy and his mother Linda have also been collaborating on several pots. While retaining the traditional skills of the family, he has begun to push the limits of the clay further and further.

Studying art forms and techniques from various cultures has lead him to contemporary shapes and designs in addition to the classic style of his great-grandmother. Jeremy’s favorite artists include his mother Linda, his cousin Nathan Youngblood, and Hopi artist Al Qoyawayma.

Jeremy is also recent graduate of the University of New Mexico where he studied psychology and management. Positive youth programs have been his growing passion. He has worked in the field of education and specializes in afterschool programs. He is also an avid martial artist and competes in Muay Thai, boxing, kickboxing, and Mixed Martial Arts.