Tony Da was a well respected artist during his lifetime and showed in many Santa Fe galleries. While he was best known for his pottery, which brings in some of the highest prices for Pueblo Pottery. Tony Da thought of himself as a painter, more artist than potter.
Tony Da learned to pot from his grandmother Maria Martinez and fire his pottery from his father Popovi Da. It is estimated that Tony Da made four hundred and fifty pots in his life time, thus making his pottery very rare. Available below are books about Tony Da and his grandmother Maria Martinez.
Maria, by Richard L. Spivey
Maria: The Potter of San Ildefonso by Alice Marriott
The Life and Art of Tony Da, by Charles S. King & Richard L. Spivey