H x 5" D
Pauline Romero is a member
of the Jemez Pueblo. Pauline has been hand coiling pottery for
more than 15 years. Her mother, Persingula R. Tosa, taught Pauline
all the fundamentals of making pottery the traditional way.
Her mother also strongly encouraged
her to continue the family tradition and assist with keeping
the long lived tradition alive.
Pauline continues to use the
traditional methods of pottery making, but has come a long way
from the poster-paint days of the Jemez pottery. She gathers
her clay from within the hills of the Jemez Pueblo. She also
cleans, mixes, hand coils, shapes, paints, polishes, and fires
her pottery the traditional way, outdoors.
She has a unique method of
adding a hand stone polish to a red or buff colored slip. The
shapes are swirl bowls, wedding vases and various shaped pots.
Pauline has also started to etch on her pottery, which add a
very elegant contrast to the her polished work.
She signs her pottery as:
Pauline Romero, Jemez.
Pauline is related to the
following artists: Marie Romero, Christine Tosa, and Maxine Toya
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