Specializing in Native American Crafts Since 1916

Jemez Pottery

Size: 5" W10" H
SKU: 900115402




Jemez Pueblo pottery by Pauline Romero. Pauline has been making pottery for over 15 years, from which she learned from her mother. In the Jemez pottery style making, she has a diverse uniqueness to her style. For instance this pottery is white and red clay pottery that has been stoned polished, hand made into a melon shape design.

Pauline Romero

Pauline Romero is from the Jemez Pueblo and has been hand coiling pottery for more than 15 years. Her mother, Persingula R. Tosa, taught Pauline the fundamentals of making pottery the traditional way. Her mother also strongly encouraged her to continue the family tradition and assist with keeping the long lived tradition alive.

Pauline continues to use the traditional methods of pottery making but has come a long way from the poster-paint days of the Jemez pottery. She has a unique method of adding a hand stone polish to a red or buff colored slip. The shapes are swirl bowls, wedding vases and various shaped pots. Pauline has also started to etch on her pottery which adds a very elegant contrast to her polished work. She signs her pottery: Pauline Romero, Jemez. Pauline is related to Marie Romero, Christine Tosa and Maxine Toya.

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