Felipita Aguilar Garcia, Santo Domingo Pueblo Potter
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The Aguilar pottery was made starting around 1910 by Felipita Aguilar Garcia, her sister Asunción Aguilar Caté, and their sister-in-law Mrs. Ramos Aguilar, at the encouragement of Julius Seligman, proprietor of the Bernalillo (NM) Mercantile Co. who noticed that sales of Kewa Pueblo (Santo Domingo) pottery were declining and a new style might prove interesting. He was correct. Today, the Aguilar pieces are much sought by collectors. Felipita, defying the wishes of the Kewa (Santo Domingo) officials, entered the Santa Fe Indian Market (then called the Indian Fair) in 1926 and garnered 2nd place with her entry.