Juana Lupita Toribio Pino, Zia Pueblo Potter
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Award-winning Zia Pueblo artist Juana Lupita Toribio Pino was recognized early for her skill at making pottery.
Juana Lupita Toribio Pino (ca.1890-1987) Ts'iyasgits'a was honored for her potting skills as early as 1922, when she received a second Dougan Fund Prize of $3.00 at the first Southwest Indian Fair in Santa Fe. She was also awarded two prizes, first and second, for her pottery at the second Southwest Indian Fair in 1923, and she was awarded another first prize for "best piece of pottery" from Zia Pueblo at the Santa Fe Fiesta in 1924.
She was the daughter of Mariano Toribio (ca.1854-ca.1918) and Rosalia Medina Toribio (ca.1858-1950). She married Andres Pino (1885-1947) in 1916. They had fifteen children.
Source: The Pottery of Zia Pueblo by Harlow and Lanmon, 2003
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