SgraffitoTraditional Jemez Pottery by Alfreda Fragua with Bear Design 4D01H

$ 330.00

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Alfreda Fragua is a respected artist hailing from the Jemez Pueblo in New Mexico. Born into a family with a rich tradition of pottery making, she inherited the skills and techniques passed down through generations. With a deep reverence for her cultural heritage, Fragua specializes in creating handmade pottery using the traditional methods of her pueblo.

Fragua's pottery is characterized by its distinctive Sgraffito style, a technique where designs are etched or scratched into the surface of the clay to reveal contrasting layers beneath. This intricate process requires precision and patience, reflecting Fragua's dedication to preserving and showcasing the artistic traditions of her people.

Throughout her career, Fragua has gained recognition for her exceptional craftsmanship and unique artistic vision. Her pieces often feature motifs inspired by nature, traditional symbols, and stories from Jemez Pueblo culture, infusing each creation with profound meaning and cultural significance.

Beyond her artistic pursuits, Fragua is also deeply involved in her community, sharing her knowledge and skills with younger generations to ensure the continuation of Jemez pottery traditions. Through her work, she not only creates beautiful art but also serves as a cultural ambassador, fostering appreciation and understanding of Indigenous art and heritage.

Dimensions: 4 inches tall, 3-1/2 diameter

Hallmark: ACF Jemez NM

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