Laura Gachupin, Jemez Pueblo Potter
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Jemez Pueblo artist Laura Gachupin has won many awards for her pottery making. Laura digs her own clay and makes beautiful traditional polish redware and ribbed melon and swirl jars. She has demonstrated pottery making both in and out of the state of New Mexico.
Laura Gachupin was born into the Corn Clan and 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. Laura taught her daughter, Benina Foley, to carry on the family tradition.
Laura Gachupin (1954- ) also studied at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Reference: Southern Pueblo Pottery: 2,000 Artist Biographies by Gregory Schaaf. Photo courtesy of Jason Esquibel and Gregory Schaaf.
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