Juanita Fragua

Butterfly Seasons

7 1/4" H x 8 1/2" D

Born in 1935, Juanita Fragua grew up at Jemez Pueblo and later attended Santa Fe Indian School. She has been active as a potter since about 1950. She has exhibited her work at the SWAIA Indian Market in Santa Fe since 1982.

Juanita is one of the foremost potters responsible for the renaissance pottery. She has been making traditional pottery for over 25 years, beginning at a time when sun-dried poster-painted pottery was the norm at Jemez Pueblo.

Her beautiful stone-polished pottery has brought her recognition and blue ribbons at shows all over the country. She also has two very talented potting daughters: Glendora Fragua and Betty Jean (BJ) Fragua.

Her son, Clifford Fragua, is one of the best known Indian sculptors. All in all, a very talented family inspired by the vision of Juanita.

Juanita has won many awards and has gained fame for her beautiful melon bowls, and swirl pots, occasionally using a micaceous slip to obtain a finely polished finish. Juanita is well-known to collectors of fine quality Southwest pottery.

Juanita is cited in Southern Pueblo Pottery by Schaaf. Her work has been featured in Native Peoples, American Indian Art, Indian Artist Magazine, Cowboys and Indians and The Indian Trader.


Gallery Price: $1,200.00

Sale: $960.00
(plus sh/han)

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