5155-16 Santa Clara Carved Black pottery by Angela Salazar 3 1/2" x 3 1/4"
Santa Clara Carved Black Pottery
by noted Artist
3 1/2" x 3 1/4"
Angela Salazar is a fine young potter who was taught to pot by her mother, Frances Salazar. She and her sisters, Elaine Salazar and Yolanda Velarde, make good quality traditional Santa Clara pottery. In Gregory Schaaf's book on northern Pueblo pottery, Angela said, "It gives me a good feeling to know that people like the type of work I do."
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.