Sandra Victorino (1958- )

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Picture of Sandra Victorino of Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico

Sandra Victorino, Acoma Pueblo, Acorn/Eagle Clans, active 1983-present: traditional polychrome and black-on-white, fineline ollas, jars, bowls, vases, wedding vases, seed pots, miniatures. Sandra Victorino is the granddaughter of Lita L Garcia; daughter of Pearl Leno; niece of Dorothy Torivio; sister of Corrine J. Chino and Brain A Chino; wife of Cletus Victorino, Sr.; mother of Rochelle, Cletus, Jr., Joey, and Prestion Victorino. Sandra learned pottery making from her grandmother Lita Garcia and her aunt Dorothy Torivio.

Sandra is widely respected for her large, intricately painted ollas, her designs often repeat hundreds of swirling bands of symbols, creating an optical effect called "eyedazzlers."




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


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