Guadalupe Ortiz (1929-2015)

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Gualalupe Ortiz Southwest Indian Pottery Figurines Cochiti Pueblo signatureGuadalupe Ortiz, Cochiti Pueblo, was the husband of Seferina and the father of Virgil and his siblings.  He had been an active potter since only 1998 so there is not a large quantity of his pottery available.  His interest was in making frogs and other figurines and occasionally bowls and jars.  He also wass a maker of drums, rattles and wood carvings.

He was an award winner at the 1998 Santa Fe Indian Market and at the New Mexico State Fair the same year.  

Reference: Southern Pueblo Pottery: 2,000 Artist Biographies by Gregory Schaaf.

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