Specializing in Native American Crafts Since 1916

Fragua Glendora

Skills
Potter

Artist Profile

Glendora Fragua, formerly Glendora Daubs, is a member of the Corn Clan from the Jemez Pueblo. She was born in September of 1958. She began the art of working with natural clays and slips in 1976. She was taught the fundamentals of constructing pottery vessels the ancient traditional way of hand coiling, pinching and firing outdoors by members of the Jemez Pueblo which have been passed down from generation to generation.

Glendora continues to use all natural pigments and slips to construct her masterpieces. She specializes in hand coiled sgraffito vessels. She usually decorates her pottery by carving lizards, turtles, feathers, kiva steps, flowers, butterflies, corn stalks and geometric designs. She fires her pieces and then accents her vessels with authentic turquoise or coral stones. She is a highly respected artist at the top of the ladder among the Jemez artists and collectors around the worl. She signs her pottery with a cornstalk to denote her clan origin.

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