Thunder Flower, Who was born into the Jemez Pueblo in 1954. She is a full blooded Native American Indian, member of the Jemez Corn Clan. Bertha was inspired to learn the art of making pottery by her Grandmother, Persingula Gachupin. She was also inspired artistically and economically to continue the family tradition of hand coiling pottery. Bertha specializes in handmade corn stalk pottery.Bertha uses clay and white sand to create her pieces of pottery. She has continued to use only traditional methods to make her pottery and has mastered the hand coiling, stone polish, and traditional firing needed to perfect her pottery. Berthas unique style is to use a buff or red slip on the pottery , then applies melon swirls that are carved into the her pottery. She then accents the finished product with corn painted designs to denote her clan origin. The pottery is then hand polished after firing. Bertha signs her pottery as: Bertha Gachupin, Jemez, followed by a corn symbol. Marie Romero(aunt), Lenora Fragua (mother), Maxine Toya (cousin), Laura Gachupin (cousin), and Virginia Ponca Fragua (sister) are among many of the artists that Bertha is related to. This beautiful vase measures approximately 8" high x 5" wide.
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This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Pottery". The seller is "lcbergh" and is located in Florence, Oregon.
This item can be shipped to United States.