Jemez Pueblo Large Pottery Melon Jar by Laura Gachupin

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Laura Gachupin, Jemez Pueblo Potter
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: Jemez Pueblo - Walatowa
  • Medium: clay
  • Size: 7-¾” height x 8-¾ diameter
  • Item # C4249F
  • Price: $2,500.00

This very thin-walled pottery jar from Jemez Pueblo was made by Laura Gachupin in August 1988.  It is a tall and elegant melon-ribbed jar, with ribs starting thin, expanding to wider at midpoint and getting smaller as they approach the base.  The interior of the jar was smoothly finished.

Artist Signature - Laura Gachupin, Jemez Pueblo Potter.  Her signature is engraved seen here right side up.  Later, someone added a marker with her information in the other direction.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 Large Pottery Melon Jar by Laura Gachupin is in original condition

Provenance: from the collection of John Barry, author of American Indian Pottery: An Identification and Value Guide

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

Laura Gachupin, Jemez Pueblo Potter
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: Jemez Pueblo - Walatowa
  • Medium: clay
  • Size: 7-¾” height x 8-¾ diameter
  • Item # C4249F
  • Price: $2,500.00

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