Marie Toya is from the Jemez Pueblo. She is the daughter of Casimiro and Mary E. Toua. She makes all of her storytellers from all natural materials she collects from the Pueblo. She says her favorite time is when she is making each piece, "It makes me think of what to give each child and what the Grandfather or Grandmother is telling them. Marie has 20 years of experience and has been featured in the book "Pueblo and Navajo Contemporary Pottery" By Guy Berger and Nancy Schiffer.