Artist Spotlight: Cochiti Pueblo Potters


Historic photo of Mission San buenaventura at Cochiti Pueblo
The Cochiti are a Keresan tribe located near Santa Fe, New Mexico. Like many of the area's Pueblo tribes, Cochitis moved from functional wares to smaller, packable ceramics as Anglo tourism brought a demand for Native American art as souvenirs. Ceramic vessels from Cochiti are relatively rare, as the tribe is well known for effigies and storyteller figurines. The classic Cochiti motif includes an off white bentonite slip with boiled beeweed painted designs.

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