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Pueblo Storytellers in Historical Figurative Pottery

Helen Cordero, born in 1915 at Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico, is credited with the reinvention of the Cochiti figurative pottery tradition that started a revolution in contemporary Pueblo ceramics. Pueblo people in the Southwest have been making clay figures since ancestral times, but these forms were not widely practiced throughout the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries. But in the late 1950s, Cordero began making pottery figures modeled after long-established figurine forms of the Singing Mother, or a seated female figure holding a child.… Read More