Wilma Baca Tosa

Jemez Pueblo potter Wilma Baca Tosa
Wilma Baca Tosa

Wilma Baca (New Wheat) was born into Jemez Pueblo in 1967. By the time she was five, Wilma was experimenting with clay. So her grandmother, Marie Reyes Shendo (who had learned to make pottery during the attempted 1920's revival), took her under her wing and taught Wilma the fundamentals of the Jemez traditional way of making pottery.

Wilma specializes in natural hand coiled and etched Jemez pottery. She's been etching her pottery since 1989. She says her favorite piece to coil is the wedding vase, because of the meaning attached to it.

There is an interview with Wilma where she demonstrates how she makes her pottery and talks about what her designs and shapes mean to her. The video was live-streamed in August, 2020.

Geometric sgraffito designs on a red jar
Red jar with sgraffito feather and geometric designs
6 1/2 in H by 9 1/4 in Dia
Sgraffito geometric design on a polished red jar
Polished red jar with sgraffito geometric design
4 1/4 in H by 6 in Dia
Sgraffito geometric design on a polished red jar
Polished red jar with sgraffito geometric design
3 3/4 in H by 5 3/4 in Dia
Sgraffito geometric design on a polished red jar
Polished red jar with sgraffito geometric design
2 3/4 in H by 5 in Dia
Sgraffito kiva step, feather and geometric design on a polished red jar
Polished red jar with sgraffito kiva step, feather and geometric design
9 in H by 12 in Dia
Sgraffito kiva step and geometric design on a polished red jar
Polished red jar with sgraffito kiva step and geometric design
4 3/4 in H by 6 in Dia
Sgraffito geometric design on a red jar
Red jar decorated with a sgraffito geometric design
6 in H by 6 1/2 in Dia
Sgraffito geometric design on a red jar
Red jar decorated with a sgraffito geometric design
4 1/2 in H by 5 1/4 in Dia
Sgraffito feather, spiral, kiva step and geometric design on a polished red jar
Polished red jar decorated with a sgraffito feather, spiral, kiva step and geometric design
7 in H by 8 1/4 in Dia
Sgraffito geometric design on a polished red jar
Polished red jar decorated with a sgraffito geometric design
2 in H by 2 in Dia
Sgraffito feather, spiral, kiva step and geometric design on a polished red jar
Polished red jar decorated with a sgraffito feather, spiral, kiva step and geometric design
4 1/2 in H by 5 1/2 in Dia
Sgraffito geometric design on a miniature red bowl
Miniature red bowl decorated with a sgraffito geometric design
1 in H by 1 1/2 in Dia
Sgraffito snowflake and geometric design on a polished red jar
Polished red jar decorated with a sgraffito snowflake and geometric design
8 in H by 12 1/4 in Dia
Sgraffito geometric design on a polished red jar
Polished red jar decorated with a sgraffito geometric design
1 3/4 in H by 2 1/4 in Dia
Sgraffito geometric design on a polished red jar
Miniature polished red jar decorated with a sgraffito geometric design
1 3/4 in H by 2 1/2 in Dia
Sgraffito geometric design on a miniature red jar Miniature red jar decorated with a sgraffito geometric design
1 3/4 in H by 2 3/4 in Dia

Jemez Pueblo Potters