Shapes & Forms
Juanita Fragua is a potter from Jemez Pueblo. She decided to be a potter at a time when the Jemez pottery tradition had essentially collapsed. Movement toward a revival was happening but no one shape, form or design had emerged yet that was "Jemez." So Juanita felt free to exercise her creativity and she made many different shapes and forms and used many different designs and methods of decorating them. She was a true innovator and she passed that spirit on to her children, Betty Jean Fragua, Glendora Fragua (Daubs) and sculptor Clifford Fragua.