Edwin Herrera “Ie-yoo-ris” was born in 1966 into the Cochiti Pueblo and is a member of the Oak Clan. He was inspired to learn the art of working with clay from his mother, Mary Frances Herrera. He began working with clay in the early 1980’s while attending high school. This was his means of making money so he could attend school dances, games and other school functions. He is currently one of the few pottery artists that continue the long lived family tradition of working with clay pottery. He admired the artistic style of other artisans and motivated himself to create his own unique style of art.
Edwin specializes in hand sculpted wildlife and southwestern nativities, bear sculptures and hand coiled traditional pottery bowls. The designs he uses on his pottery are from ancient Cochiti pueblo designs. He signs his art: Edwin Herrera, Cochiti, N.M. He is related to Dorothy Herrera and Mary R. Herrera (sisters).
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