Ricardo Ortiz

San Felipe Pueblo potter Ricardo Ortiz
Ricardo Ortiz

The son of Frank Ortiz and Vanencia Montaño Ortiz, grandson of Lorenzo and Candelaria Montaño, Ricardo Ortiz was born and grew up in San Felipe Pueblo. Today, six children and nine grandchildren later, he still makes his living with silversmithing, jewelry making and pottery making.

He started working in pottery early in life, painting designs on his mother's and his grandmother's pots. And although he learned the designs from his mother, he says his pottery-making skills are self-taught.

Awards Ricardo has Earned

  • 1st Place ribbon at the 2008 Heard Museum Indian Market
A polychrome jar with a cut out rim
A polychrome jar with cut-out rim
 
A polychrome jar with a geometric design
Polychrome jar with a geometric design
 
Jar with cloud and corn designs
A jar with cloud and corn designs
 
A bird-shaped bowl
Bird-shaped bowl
 
Geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome storage jar decorated with a geometric design
9 1/4 in H by 9 1/2 in Dia

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