Helen Cordero's Storytellers and Figurines

February 21, 2023 until March 24, 2023


Cochiti Pueblo potters have been creating figurative works for centuries, using an ever-evolving variety of styles and subjects.

In 1964, Cochiti Pueblo artist Helen Cordero began creating Storytellers, which would eventually become the most widely collected style of pueblo pottery figurine. These seated Native figures with open mouths and children clinging to their bodies paid tribute to her pueblo's rich history of oral tradition. Countless artists from Cochiti and elsewhere joined in and carried on the tradition, resulting in a motif that remains incredibly popular among Native artists and collectors.

Adobe Gallery is pleased to present an exhibit of excellent works by Helen Cordero. All of these pieces are available for purchase, so contact us promptly with inquiries. If you wish to see the collection in person, please call or email and we will make arrangements.

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