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Mary Lucero

 

The Mary Lucero storyteller at right, top, measures 3.75 inches tall with two children. Your price $165 ~ Item #ST417 Includes Shipping!

 

 

 

 

 

The storyteller at left measures 3.5 inches tall, has two children and is nicely done. Your price $120 ~ Item #ST461 Includes Shipping!

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Mary Lucero is from the Jemez Pueblo Fire Clan and has been an active creator of Storytellers since 1977. She is the sister of Virginia Lucero; mother of Joyce Lucero, and cousin of Carol Lucero-Gachupin. She shows her work annually at the Eight Northern Pueblos Arts & Crafts Show and at The Indian Craft Shop, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C. She is included in Gregory Schaaf's "Southern Pueblo Pottery: 2000 Artist Biographies". Mary is known for the extensive coloring and detail of her work painting turquoise squash blossom necklaces and designs on shawls and dresses. Wonderful detail on the children with great expressions and detailed additions such as books, blankets and toys.


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Lupe Lucero storytellerL. Lupe Lucero

 

The storyteller at left measures 4.25 inches tall with two children.Your price $120 ~ Item #ST468 Includes Shipping!

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L. Lupe Lucero created these great Koshare/Clown storytellers. She is of Laguna/Jemez heritage and married into the San Filipe Pueblo. She has been active sine 1971 working with polychrome jars, bowls, figures, storytellers, clowns, mudheads and lizard effigy pots. Carrie R. Loretto (her mother) and Dorothy L. Trujillo (her sister) were her teachers.

Lupe has won 1st place at the New Mexico State Fair and has been published many times including in Hayes and Blom "Anasazi to Zuni: Southwestern Pottery"; "Storytellers & Other Figurative Pottery" by Congdon-Martin; Berger & Schiffer's "Pueblo & Navajo Contemporary Pottery" and Gregory Schaaf's "Southern Pueblo Pottery". "Leonora Lucero is one of the Loretto sisters. Her pottery is made from Jemez clays and colors. She participated in the popular movement to create figural pottery in the 1970s and 1980s. She makes Clown Storytellers with corn husk tassels. Often they are feasting on watermelons. Leonora gathers natural clay and fires her figures outdoors in a pit." Dr. Gregory Schaaf

 


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Chrislyn Fragua

 

The storyteller at right is 4 inches tall with two children. Your price $110 ~ Item #ST399 Includes Shipping!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The storyteller at left is 4 inches tall with two children. Your price $90 ~ Item #ST481

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Chrislyn Fragua  is of the Jemez Corn clan and has been making Sgraffito jars, bowls, storytellers, figures and nativity scenes since 1988. She was taught traditional pottery making by her mother Linda M. Lucero Fragua. Her work is included in Gregory Schaaf's  "Southern Pueblo Pottery: 2000 Artist Biographies" and in Lillian Peaster's book "Pueblo Pottery Families". She is known for her detailed work with fine lines, solid colors and well executed sculpting.


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Nora Yazzie Corn MaidenNora Yazzie

 

 

 

This delicate and extremely well executed Clay Corn Maiden sculpture by Nora Yazzie measures 15.25 inches tall by 6 inches wide. Item #MP268 ~ Your price $495 Click here to see an enlargement. Includes Shipping

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Nora Yazzie is a full blooded Native American Indian. She was born in 1954 into the Navajo Nation. Nora is a Dine from the Four Corners region of the Navajo Reservation. She was raised in Farmington, New Mexico and attended a Navajo Methodist Mission High School where she was first introduced to the arts through clay, drama, and creative writing. Encouraged by her teachers to explore each medium, she entered her first local high school art show and placed first in the clay division. Thus, began her journey into the art world.
Nora’s grandparents were influential figures in her work. As a child she was fortunate to have observed and participated in blessing ceremonies performed by her grandfather who was a sand painter. Her grandmother, a renown rug weaver and midwife, personified earth mother as she helped bring new life into the world. These important observations served as seeds planted for cultivation of her creative imagination

Traditional art was always a part of her environment. Because there is no word for “art” in the Navajo language, she never questioned the validity of the creative process in a western European sense. Creating is a way of life for her and her family. Colors come from the earth so land is a natural and essential part of the process. In her case, her mother and grandmother taught her to observe land formations where rug designs come from. Land formations combined with their natural colors are her sole derivatives and foundation when designing a piece. Eventually she hopes to develop and create monumental sculpture and bronze. Constant growth and stretching ideas into three-dimensional form is an exciting path for her right now.

Awards: 1999 New Mexico State Fair 2nd Place; 1989 Totah Festival 2nd Place; 1988 Totah Festival 1st Place and many more.


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Aggie Henderson

 

The piece at left is very much like the piece at top but minus the turtle. It measures 3 inches tall. Your price $110 ~ Item #ST385. Includes Shipping! SALE PRICE $95

 

 

 

 

Aggie Henderson has been an active Acoma potter since 1985 working with polychrome storytellers. She was taught to make storytellers by her mother-in-law, Marilyn Ray Henderson. She has won numerous awards at the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial in Gallup, New Mexico and the New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Aggie's work has been published in Berger & Schiffer's "Pueblo & Navajo Contemporary Pottery" and Gregory Schaaf's "Southern Pueblo Pottery".

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