Janice Ortiz, Cochiti Pueblo Potter
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Cochiti Pueblo artist Janice Ortiz says that she has been working with the clay since she was little. She joined her grandmother and mother when they were making pottery and learned from them. She has won numerous awards at Santa Fe Indian Market and the Heard Museum exhibits. Janice signs her pottery M. J. Ortiz because her name is Mary Janice Ortiz.
Janice Ortiz (b.1954 ) is a daughter of Seferina Ortiz and sister of Virgil Ortiz. Janice’s grandmother was Laurencita Herrera and her great-grandmother was Reyes T. Romero.