Andrew Padilla, Laguna Pueblo Potter

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Artist signature of Andrew Padilla, Laguna Pueblo PotterAward winning artist Andrew Padilla was a potter with roots at both Laguna and Santa Clara Pueblos.

Andrew Padilla (1956-2021) was initially taught blackware styles by his Santa Clara family. After moving to Laguna Pueblo in 1982, he began working with Laguna's white clay, and ultimately developed a style that might be described as an amalgamation of both pueblos' styles.

Padilla's works have received awards at Santa Fe Indian Market and the Heard Museum.

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