H x 7" D
Hubert Candelario, Butterfly,
was born into the San Felipe Pueblo in 1965. He was inspired
to continue a long lived tradition of working with clay by the
late Maria Martinez, who was well known for her black on black
pottery, and Nancy Youngblood.
Hubert is a self taught artist.
He began working with clay at the age of 21. He experimented
with different types of clay until he found his own unique style.
He admired Marias work and hoped that someday he could
develop his own unique style to the art world. He has established
himself as a fine artisan and has reached his goal of adding
his own style to the art world.
Hubert specializes in hand
coiled contemporary swirl, puzzle pots, and holey pots with sharp
rounded ridges. He gathers his clay from the grounds within the
San Felipe Pueblo. Hubert hand cleans, mixes, hand coils, shapes,
sands, and fires his pottery in a kiln.
He has established a reputation
of a fine artsman. Hubert signs his pottery as: Hubert Candelario,
San Felipe Pueblo, followed by the date the pottery was made.
-New Mexico State Fair
-Santa Fe Indian Market
-Southwest Pottery Anasazi to Zuni
-Southwestern Pottery 1999 Edition
-Southern Pueblo Pottery 2,000 Artist Biographies