Alvin Baca

Alvin Baca is a potter from Santa Clara Pueblo. Born in 1966, he's the son of Antonio and Angela Baca. Like his sister Leona and brother David, he learned to make traditional pottery the Santa Clara way from their mother.

Alvin makes traditional Santa Clara red and black ware and specializes in melon jars. He also makes jars with the traditional Santa Clara bear paw print and horizontal coiled rib jars.

Alvin participated in shows like the Santa Fe Indian Market between 1988 and 1999 and the Eight Northern Pueblos Arts & Crafts Show between 1994 and 1999. In 1994 he earned a 2nd Place ribbon for a plain melon jar at Santa Fe Indian Market.

Alvin's still working, still making red and black melon jars. He signs them all: Alvin Baca.

Red melon jar grooved
Grooved red melon jar
4 1/2 in H by 4 1/4 in Dia
Red melon jar grooved
Grooved red melon jar
5 in H by 4 in Dia
Red melon jar with grooves
Grooved red melon jar
4 1/2 in H by 4 1/4 in Dia
Bear paw imprint on a polished red jar
Polished red jar with a bear paw imprint
4 3/4 in H by 4 in Dia
Carved red melon jar
Carved red melon jar
4 in H by 4 1/2 in Dia
Carved red melon jar
Carved red melon jar
5 in H by 5 in Dia
Black melon jar
Black melon jar
5 in H by 4 in Dia
Melon jar with carved ribs
Carved red melon jar
3 in H by 3 1/4 in Dia
Rectangular ribs and a rotated opening on a tall red jar
Tall red jar with rotated opening and rectangular ribs
7 3/4 in H by 7 1/2 in Dia
Red melon jar
Red melon jar
4 1/2 in H by 4 3/4 in Dia
Red melon jar with carved ribs
Carved red melon jar
4 1/4 in H by 4 1/2 in Dia
Red jar, plain and polished
Plain polished red jar
4 3/4 in H by 5 3/4 in Dia
Red jar carved with a melon design
Carved red melon jar
4 1/4 in H by 4 1/4 in Dia
Coiled ribs on a polished red jar
Red jar with coiled ribs
6 1/2 in H by 4 3/4 in Dia
Carved ribs on a tall red jar
Tall red jar with carved ribs
6 in H by 5 1/4 in Dia

Santa Clara Pueblo Potters