Felipa Trujillo

Felipa Trujillo
Felipa Trujillo

Felipa Trujillo (1908-1986) was a traditional potter from Cochiti Pueblo. Before there were storyteller figures, there were Singing Mothers (or "Singing Ladies") and Felipa was making them. There is a single piece that has been attributed to Felipa and it was made pre-1930, making Felipa one of the earliest of the modern era Cochiti potters. Her first storyteller figure appeared in the mid-1960's, right about the same time Helen Cordero produced her first storytellers.

Ten pieces in a nativity set
Nacimiento with ten pieces
5 1/2 in H by 2 1/2 in Dia
Measurement of largest piece
Male figure sitting down
Seated male figure
10 in H by 7 in Dia
Pottery photos courtesy of Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery