5155-02 Santa Clara Painted Black pottery by Elaine Salazar 3 1/2" x 3"
Santa Clara Painted Black Pottery
by noted artist
3 1/2" x 3"
This piece is made by Elaine Salazar of the Santa Clara Pueblo. She is the daughter of the noted potter Frances Salazar.
Santa Clara Pueblo (Tewa: Kha'po) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 980 at the 2000 census, although, approximately 3,800 reside on the reservation. Santa Clara Pueblo was established about 1550.
The pueblo is a member of the Eight Northern Pueblos, and the people are from the Tewa ethnic group of Native Americans who speak the Tewa language. The pueblo is on the Rio Grande, between Ohkay Owingeh (formerly San Juan Pueblo) to the north and San Ildefonso Pueblo to the south. Santa Clara Pueblo is famous for producing hand-crafted pottery, specifically blackware and redware with deep engravings. The pueblo is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.