Denise Chavarria

Denise Chavarria
Denise Chavarria

Born in the early 1960's, when she was 16 Denise Chavarria began learning the traditional art of pottery making from her mother, Stella Chavarria, and her grandmother, Teresita Naranjo. She has participated in the Santa Fe Indian Market, the Eight Northern Pueblos Arts and Crafts Show and the New Mexico State Fair, winning awards regularly since the early 1990's. Denise and her sister, Loretta "Sunday" Chavarria, both still use the same designs they learned from their mother and grandmother.

Avanyu design carved into a red jar
Red jar carved with avanyu design
2 3/4 in H by 4 1/2 in Dia
Feather and avanyu design carved into a polished red jar
Polished red jar carved with feather and avanyu design
5 in H by 4 in Dia
Feather and geometric design carved into a polished red jar
Polished red jar carved with feather and geometric design
3 1/4 in H by 3 1/4 in Dia
Swirl design carved into a black melon jar
Black melon jar carved with a swirl design
2 3/4 in H by 3 in Dia
Feather and avanyu design carved into a black jar
Black jar carved with a feather and avanyu design
4 1/2 in H by 3 3/4 in Dia
Swirl design carved into a polished red jar
Polished red jar carved with a swirl geometric design
3 1/2 in H by 3 3/4 in Dia
Feather and geometric design carved into a polished black jar
Polished black jar decorated with a carved feather and geometric design
3 1/2 in H by 3 1/2 in Dia
Swirl and geometric design carved into a black jar
Black jar decorated with a carved swirl and geometric design
3 3/4 in H by 3 1/2 in Dia
An avanyu design carved into a polished red jar
Polished red jar decorated with a carved avanyu design
4 3/4 in H by 4 1/4 in Dia
An avanyu and geometric design carved into a black jar
Polished black jar carved with an avanyu and geometric design
4 1/2 in H by 3 3/4 in Dia
Feather and geometric design carved into a polished black jar
Polished black jar carved with feather and geometric design
2 1/4 in H by 3 1/2 in Dia
Avanyu and geometric design carved into a polished red jar
Polished red jar carved with an avanyu and geometric design
5 in H by 3 3/4 in Dia
Spiral design carved into a black jar
Black jar carved with a spiral design
4 in H by 3 1/2 in Dia
Feather and avanyu design carved into a polished red jar
Polished red jar decorated with a carved feather and avanyu design
3 1/2 in H by 3 1/4 in Dia
Pottery photos courtesy of Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery

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