Mary and Leonard Trujillo, Cochiti Pueblo Potters
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Mary and Leonard Trujillo were among the premier figurine potters at Cochiti Pueblo. Very few potters attempt large figurines anymore, but the Trujillos did-and they did a fine job at it. they had been a pottery making team since the 1980s.
Mary Tapia (1937- ) was originally from Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo. She married Leonard Trujillo (1936-2017) of Cochiti Pueblo, moved there and learned to make storyteller figurines from her mother-in-law, Helen Cordero. They taught their daughter Geraldine Trujillo and it shows in her work. Mary and Leonard's storytellers are represented in such prestigious collections as the Heard Museum and the School of American Research.
NOTICE: we are sad to learn that Leonard Trujillo passed away on August 21, 2017 (Source: daughter Geri Trujillo).
Reference: Southern Pueblo Pottery: 2,000 Artist Biographies by Gregory Schaaf.