Teresita Romero, Cochiti Pueblo Potter

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Teresita Chavez Romero (1894-1991) signatureCochiti Pueblo artist Teresita Romero was best known for making large jars and storyteller-like pottery figurines. She was active only from around 1910s to 1960s, so her pottery is rather difficult to find. Examples of Teresita's pottery can be seen at the Museum of New Mexico, Laboratory of Anthropology in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Teresita Chavez Romero (1894-1991) was from the Shipewe Clan, Turquoise Kiva. Her grandsons, Mateo Romero, and Diego Romero, have continued in the tradition of the pueblo artisans, but in a more contemporary and expressive manner than the family tradition.

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

Relative Links: Cochiti Pueblo, Mateo Romero, Diego Romero, Santa FePottery Figurines, Southwest Indian Pottery