Laura Gachupin (Jemez Pueblo)

About the Artist

Laura Gachupin was born into the Jemez Pueblo in 1954. Laura's mother Marie taught her the fundamentals of making pottery using methods passed down from generation to generation. Laura attended the Institute of Amerian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico where she gained even a greater history, respect and knowledge of making Native American pottery.

Laura is known for pottery of various shapes and sizes as well as some clay sculptures. Some of her designs include owl jars, kiva bowls and geometrics. One of her most popular designs is the melon bowl with an incredible stone polish usually buff in color.

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