Caroline Loretto, Jemez Pueblo Potter

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Caroline G. Loretto (1953- ) Artist SignatureJemez Pueblo artist Caroline Loretto is known for her polychrome pottery.  Jemez pottery is characterized by well-formed vessels with design elements that reflect the influence of their Keresean neighbors at Zia as well as a variety of water, plant and animal motifs.

Caroline G. Loretto (b. 1953) comes from a family of potters. Her grandmother was Acoma potter, Lupe Aragon. Caroline learned to make pottery from her mother, Cecelia Loretto. Along with her sister, Geraldine Sandia, she is known for her deep polish and fine painting.

Her work has been published in Greg Schaaf’s book Southern Pueblo Pottery: 2000 Artist Biographies and Al Hayes and John Blom's book Southwestern Pottery: Anasazi to Zuni.

Relative Links: Contemporary Southwest Indian Pottery, Jemez Pueblo - Walatowa, Acoma Pueblo, Geraldine Sandia, Zia Pueblo