Rose Lovato Fragua

Rose Lovato Fragua
Rose Lovato Fragua

In May 1973, Rose Lovato-Fragua was born to Valentino and Mary Elizabeth Lovato at San Ildefonso Pueblo. Her heritage is half San Ildefonso and half Santo Domingo.

She married into the Fragua family of Jemez but contrary to Puebloan tradition, her husband moved to her home at San Ildefonso.

Rose learned her pottery making skills from her mother and from her illustrious uncle, Juan Tafoya. Even today she says she gets most of her inspiration from her uncle.

Rose works in red ware and black ware, painted, incised and with inlaid stones.

Micaceous slip inside and sgraffito avanyu design outside on a red bowl
Red bowl with inlaid stone and micaceous slip inside, sgraffito avanyu design outside
3 in H by 7 in Dia
Sgraffito kiva step and feather design outside, micaceous slip inside this red bowl
Red bowl with inlaid stones, micaceous slip inside and sgraffito feather and kiva step design outside
3 in H by 7 1/4 in Dia
Micaceous slip inside and geometric design outside on a black on black bowl
Black on black bowl decorated with a geometric design outside and a micaceous slip inside
3 in H by 5 1/4 in Dia
An avanyu and geometric design on a black on black bowl
Black on black bowl decorated with an avanyu and geometric design
3 1/4 in H by 5 1/4 in Dia

San Ildefonso Pueblo Potters