Students of Robert Tenorio

Santo Domingo Pueblo

Robert Tenorio learned to make pottery while he was a student at the Institute of American Indian Arts. When he returned to the pueblo after finishing school, he had to learn to pot all over again, using only natural, traditional materials and methods. He learned through trial and error and through visiting with potters in other pueblos: there were no active potters at Santo Domingo to teach him. He learned, and got really successful. Then he started teaching everyone in his family and a few other people around the village.

Some of the above info is drawn from Southern Pueblo Pottery, 2000 Artist Biographies, by Gregory Schaaf, © 2002, Center for Indigenous Arts & Studies.

Other info is derived from personal contacts with family members and through ongoing searches of the Internet and carefully scrutinizing any new data found.

Santo Domingo Pueblo Potters