Jemez & Cochiti Pottery
Cochiti Pueblo is located approximately 35 miles south of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Cochiti pottery is characterized by a cream or gray slip over red clay with black line decoration. Cochiti pottery is frequently quite whimsical and since the late 19th Century, Cochiti has been known for figurative work ranging from animals, topical commentary to the iconic singing mothers. In the 1960's, Cochiti potter Helen Cordero created the first true storyteller figure, a seated male figure with several children hanging on. This form is now created by potters from many tribes and enjoyed by collectors around the world.