Rachel Aragon, Acoma Pueblo Potter

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Artist Signature of Rachel Aragon, Acoma Pueblo PotterAward winning Acoma Pueblo artist Rachel Aragon uses traditional pottery methods and materials. She is known for making large, classic polychrome OLLAS with bold designs of parrots and deer with heartlines.

Rachel Aragon (1938- ) started the pottery making process at the age of 10. She began learning the art of pottery making from her mother, Lupe Aragon.

She has received many notable awards for her work, including first and second place at the New Mexico State Fair and second place at Santa Fe Indian Market. Aragon is related to many notable potters, including her sister Mary Trujillo, her cousins Emma Chino and Marie Torivio, and her nieces Carol Loretto and Geraldine Sando.

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

TAGS:  Acoma PuebloSouthwest Indian PotteryMary Trujillo, Marie Torivio