Damacia Cordero (1905-1989) began producing pottery for the market in the 1920's. In the 1950's she began making storytellers, but her style was evocative of much older traditions: they tended to have elongated straight torsos, long arched noses extending down from the hairline, and large, protruding ears that sometimes resemble fins or wings. She also did minimal modeling of adult arms and of baby figures.
Damacia's mother was Lucinda Suina, her daughters: Marie Laweka, Josephine Arquero, Martha Arquero and Gloria Herrera. While she taught her daughters the ancient art she also taught others, including Dorothy Trujillo.