Elder Hands of the Corn Clan: Jemez Pueblo’s Juanita Fragua

Gratitude for every day that you are able to use your skills and gifts to create is one of the core values of Pueblo potters. Juanita Fragua of Jemez Pueblo has a lot to be grateful for. At 83, Juanita is a full-time potter. “That’s all I do. I have

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Cartoonist Ricardo Caté was Drawn to Standing Rock

Sometimes in life we feel an irresistible pull toward a place, a person, or an unfolding chapter of history. Whether it’s due to a sense of duty, or just overwhelming curiosity, we are compelled to answer that siren song. Santo Domingo Pueblo cartoonist Ricardo Caté felt that call with the

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What Does “Anasazi” Mean, and Why Is It Controversial?

We were recently updating a page on our website and were surprised when we came across some text using the outdated term “Anasazi.” We recognized the need to change the term on that page, and to search the site for any other remaining references. Realizing that people visit the IPCC

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Fighting Fires and Chasing Dinosaurs: An Interview with Artist Levon Loncassion

Levon Loncassion is an award-winning artist from Zuni Pueblo, with works at Mesa Verde National Park’s visitor center and the Heard Museum. A former wildland firefighter, his art is heavily influenced by nature, along with Zuni culture, and artists from Pueblos to Picasso. Levon, who earned a Bachelor of Fine

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In ‘Toon with Cartoonist Ricardo Caté

Ricardo Caté of Santo Domingo/Kewa Pueblo is known for Without Reservations, the only Native American cartoon featured in a mainstream daily newspaper, which currently runs in the Santa Fe New Mexican and Taos News. A witty, engaging, and provocative exhibit featuring Ricardo’s works is showing in the Art Through Struggle

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Journey of the Bird of Kewa

“I talk to each pot. When it’s almost near completion, I say ‘Whose home are you going to grace? You’re only going to go to someone who really loves you, so be happy. Bless the home that you’re in.’” Perhaps no other quote or series of words could better capture

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Chavarria and the Santa Clara Craft

In the Singing Water Village near Two Waters Meet, Denise Chavarria has been working the clay since an early age, inspired by her mother, Stella Chavarria, and her grandmother, Teresita Naranjo. “I feel like all of the hard work I’ve put into my pottery has paid off,” Denise says of

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From Zuni with Love: The Clay and Carlos Laate

From the clay in the hills of the Middle Place to the hands of people around the world, the Carlos Laate-designed mug represents Zuni culture wherever its journey leads. This café-style ceramic mug is a replica of a single pot handcrafted by Carlos Laate of Zuni Pueblo, and the second

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Clay: Sculpting Bridges to Time, Place, and Culture

One of the beautiful things in life is that everywhere you look, there’s a story behind what you see. We want to share with you the story behind the first Pueblo pottery design mug in series two of our popular collection that places Pueblo designs in the hands of thousands

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Carol Lucero Gachupin: Telling a Story of Walatowa Storytellers

From red rocks to white hills and green fields, this is the place where Towa words ride the wind, reaching the ears of corn along the Jemez River, and the ears of the Walatowa people. Growing up in Jemez Pueblo with a love for art and words, how could Carol

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