Leonora Lupe Loretto Lucero, San Felipe Pueblo Potter
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San Felipe Pueblo artist Leonora Lupe Loretto Lucero is known for her pottery creations. Her nacimientos resemble and are often mistaken for her sister's work, Alma Concha. They both use a buff and red slip and fire their figures traditionally. Lupe primarily makes figures and started making nacimientos in the late 1970s.
Lupe Loretto Lucero (also known as Leonora was born in 1943 and is the sister of other well-known potters: Alma Concha, Mary E. Toya, Fannie Loretto, Edna Coriz and Dorothy Trujillo. Lupe is originally from Jemez Pueblo but married into San Felipe Pueblo.
Artist image and Reference: Southern Pueblo Pottery: 2,000 Artist Biographies by Gregory Schaaf.
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