Anita was 8-years-old when she started to sneak pieces clay from her mother (Reyes Fragua-Tafoya) when she was making pottery. Anita wanted to learn how to make pottery so bad that she would take the clay when her mother was not watching; she would hide her treasures under her bed until she had finished them. Finally, Anita showed her mother the pieces of pottery that she had made; her mother was so proud of her that she helped her with the finishing touches.
Currently, Anita is an active potter. She is teaching her nieces and their children how to create pottery, just as her mother did for her. She encourages them to create their artwork as a way to express themselves and tell a story. Each year she helps the younger children to participate in the “Children’s Art Show” sponsored by the Palace of the Governor Museum Committee.