Jemez Pueblo Tall Polychrome Pottery Jar by Laura Gachupin [SOLD]

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Laura Gachupin, Jemez Pueblo Potter
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: Jemez Pueblo - Walatowa
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 8-1/8" tall x 9" diameter
  • Item # C4224Z
  • SOLD

This very thin-wall pottery jar from Jemez Pueblo was made by Laura Gachupin in 1975 when she was only 21 years old.  It has a beautiful rounded underbody that shoots upward leaving a large canvas on which to place designs. It ends in a square top.  The sloping wall above the double framing lines was slipped in a toned orange slip on which the artist selectively placed a few design elements.

A stylized bird with a spiral head and elaborate feathers is one of the primary design elements.  Another is a six-petal stylized flower at the end of a stem. Each flower petal is topped with a tableta painted red and outlined in black.  Other designs include a sun symbol, floral element, arch filled with parallel lines and a V-shape resting on a lower framing line.

Artist Signature - Laura Gachupin, Jemez Pueblo PotterThe rim is black, there is a framing line just below the rim, and the interior neck was painted red.  The underside is concave and signed Laura Gachupin Jemez 7/75.

Laura Gachupin (b.1954-) was born into a family of artists. Her sister is Maxine Toya, her mother was Marie Romero, and her grandmother was Persingula Gachupin. Her grandmother was her mentor. She also studied at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe. She has won many awards for her work, and demonstrated both in and out of state.


Condition: this Jemez Pueblo Tall Polychrome Pottery Jar by Laura Gachupin is in excellent original condition.

Provenance: Originally from a large collection of a client in Placitas, New Mexico. Now from the client to whom we sold it in 2010

Recommended Reading: Southern Pueblo Pottery 2,000 Artist Biographies by Gregory Schaaf

Relative Links: Jemez PuebloMaxine ToyaMarie RomeroPersingula GachupinSouthwest Indian PotteryJemez Pueblo - WalatowaContemporary PotteryLaura Gachupin

Alternate view of the neck area - unique shapes.


Laura Gachupin, Jemez Pueblo Potter
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: Jemez Pueblo - Walatowa
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 8-1/8" tall x 9" diameter
  • Item # C4224Z
  • SOLD

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