Chris Youngblood creates dynamic pottery designs within the context of his traditional techniques. He is a great-grandson of Margaret Tafoya and a son of Nancy Youngblood, who taught him to make pottery. He has won the "Best of Class - Youth Award" at Santa Fe Indian Market, and been featured in the 2010 Native People's Magazine as one of the "Generation Next Emerging Potters". Chris says that he focuses on each piece, taking the time to work on the shape and stone polish the surface to a high shine, often polishing a piece several times to get it right. Chris has won additional awards at Santa Fe Indian Market each year he has entered. He is definitely a potter to watch!