Ishmael H. Soto built his pottery studio in Blue, Texas where he was a beloved member of the community. Ishmael was a gifter potter with a strong following. He held an annual Christmas Pottery and Studio sale for 57 years. However, he will be remembered most for being a devoted mentor and teacher. Ishmael influenced many potters and his legacy continues through his children who are also artists.

Ishmael H. Soto II, known to friends and family as Bud, is also a potter and his work can be found at Images of Austin.  The work of Pablo Soto, a glossblower in Penland, NC, can be seen at Soto Glass.  Martha Soto is a jeweler whose designs can be found on her instagram page.