Linda Fragua
Jemez Pueblo

Pueblo Maiden

6 1/2" H x 3" W

Linda Lucero Fragua lives in Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico, with her husband, Phillip, who is also a potter. Linda was born to Joe and Rebecca Fragua in November of 1954. Linda grew up learning to make pottery the Jemez traditional way alongside her mother. She's been making pottery for about 40 years now and has passed what she's learned on to her daughter Chrislyn.

The exceptionally beautiful storytellers and babies with their expressive eyes and precious animated faces are easily identified as Linda's work. Her storytellers are so loved they literally live all over the world. In spite of her worldwide fame, though, Linda and Phillip continue to live a simple life in the pueblo of their ancestors, potting almost everyday. Linda's work can be seen in Pueblo and Navajo Contemporary Pottery by Guy Berger and Nancy Schiffer.

Linda has participated in shows at The Fort in Morrison, Colorado, the Heard Museum in Phoenix, SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market, Tucson Art Museum and the Eight Northern Pueblos Arts and Crafts Show. She has taken home ribbons for 1st and 2nd Place plus Honorable Mention from the Santa Fe Indian Market, 2nd and 3rd Place ribbons from Eight Northern Pueblos and 1st Place ribbons from The Fort.

Linda says she gets her inspiration from her mother and her favorite shapes to make are storyteller figures. Her favorite design is the step design and she uses it everywhere the clay tells her to. She also likes to talk to the clay when she's making a storyteller so she gets it just right.

Gallery Price: $597.00

Sale: $475.00
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