Desideria Sanchez, San Ildefonso Pueblo Potter

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Artist Signature - Desideria Montoya Sanchez, San Ildefonso Pueblo Potter

San Ildefonso Pueblo artist Desideria Montoya Sanchez was a sister of famous pottery artist Maria Martinez, along with her siblings Maximiliana, Juanita, and Clara. All of them were potters but were best known for the help they provided to Maria.

Desideria did demonstrate pottery making at the Museum of New Mexico in 1909 with Ramona Gonzales, Anna Montoya, Maria Martinez and Tonita Roybal. She was included in Rick Dillingham's Seven Families in Pueblo Pottery at the Maxwell Museum of the University of New Mexico in 1974.

Desideria was born in 1889 and passed away in 1982.

Relative Links:  San Ildefonso PuebloMaria MartinezMaximiliana, ClaraSouthwest Indian Pottery

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