Florence Chavarria Browning, Santa Clara Pueblo Potter
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Santa Clara Pueblo artist Florence Browning is from a family famous for blackware pottery. She also demonstrated pottery making in summers at Bandelier National Park. She is published in the catalog of the exhibit One Space/Three Visions, a major tri-cultural exhibit at the Albuquerque Museum in Albuquerque in 1979, and also published in Fourteen Families in Pueblo Pottery by Rick Dillingham.
Florence Browning (1931- ) is one of five sisters, all of whom are recognized as outstanding potters. Her sisters are Clara Shije, Reycita Naranjo, Mary Singer and Elizabeth Naranjo and their mother was Pablita Chavarria.
Florence worked for many years at the Indian Health Service during which time she was unable to produce much pottery. It was only after she retired that she became well-known as a potter. She also demonstrated pottery making in summers at Bandelier National Park.
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