Tse-Pé Gonzales, San Ildefonso Pueblo Potter

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Artist signature of Tse-Pé Gonzales, San Ildefonso Pueblo PotterTse-Pé Gonzales (1940-2000) hailed from San Ildefonso Pueblo, where his artistic lineage traced back to his mother, Rose Gonzales. Rose, credited with introducing carved pottery to San Ildefonso, originally hailed from Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, where this tradition thrived. Tse-Pé followed in her footsteps, creating exquisite carved pottery. However, he didn't stop there-his artistic curiosity led him to explore various natural slips, most notably green slip. Remarkably, Tse-Pé was the first at San Ildefonso to embrace green slip, a technique later refined and continued by Russell Sanchez.

Reference: Fourteen Families In Pueblo Pottery by Rick Dillingham

TAGS: San Ildefonso Pueblo, Rose GonzalesOhkay Owingeh Pueblo, Southwest Indian Pottery, Greg Schaaf, Russell Sanchez