Bonnie Fragua

Bonnie Fragua was born into Jemez Pueblo on March 26, 1966, and has been making pottery since she started learning from her mother, Grace Loretto, when she was eight years old. She specializes in monks and storytellers of different sorts. She digs her clay on the lands of Jemez Reservation, uses natural slips and fires her pottery outdoors. Rose, Cindy, Felicia, Emily and Carol (all Bonnie's sisters) are also potters.

Notice the Fragua trademark: large dots on the cheeks with small dots around the edges of the large dots.

Four puppies on a dog storyteller
Canine storyteller with four puppies
8 in H by 3 3/4 in Dia
Eight children, a pot and a dog on a grandmother storyteller
Grandmother storyteller with eight children, a dog and a pot
8 in H by 5 in Dia
Two pups on a canine storyteller
Canine storyteller with 2 pups
5 3/4 in H by 4 in Dia
3 kittens on a feline storyteller
Cat storyteller with three kittens
7 1/4 in H by 3 3/4 in Dia
3 puppies on a canine storyteller
Canine storyteller figure with three pups
7 in H by 3 3/4 in Dia
Figure of a Singing Angel
A Singing Angel figure
5 in H by 2 1/2 in Dia
4 children and a puppy on a grandmother storyteller
Grandmother storyteller holding 4 children and a puppy
5 1/2 in H by 3 3/4 in Dia
Pottery photos courtesy of Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery