Origin: Cochiti Pueblo, KO-TYIT
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Southwest Indian Cochiti Pueblo Pottery and Fine Art
Adobe Gallery has always had a fascination with Cochiti Pueblo figurative pottery. The gallery was instrumental in bringing Cochiti figurines—animals, storytellers, nacimientos—to the attention of the public. The gallery had exhibits of such pottery as early as 1980 and published a catalog of figurines in 1982. Adobe Gallery worked with Barbara Babcock, author of the book “The Pueblo Storyteller,” and with Guy and Doris Monthan, authors of “Nacimientos”.
The gallery specializes in contemporary and historic pottery from Cochiti as well as paintings by early Cochiti artists. Storytellers by Helen Cordero and other 20th century Cochiti potters are a regular feature at the gallery, as are historic pottery dough bowls, ollas, and storage jars.
The traditional pueblo of Cochiti is located 45 miles north of Albuquerque. The pueblo is known for its cottonwood and aspen drums, beautiful Pottery Vessels, and Storyteller Pottery Figurines, first created by Helen Cordero in 1964. Their Feast day is July 14th, honoring their patron St. Bonaventure.
Photo Source: Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Website.