Teresa Gutierrez

Teresa Gutierrez was born to Rosita Velarde in Santa Clara Pueblo in 1933. She learned to make pottery from her mother as she grew up. Over time Teresa developed a distinctive style of carved black pottery.

Teresa is the mother of Carol Velarde, Marie Suazo, Doris Tenorio and Tony Gutierrez, Jr., all accomplished potters from Santa Clara Pueblo.

Geometric design carved into a black jar
Polished black jar carved with geometric design
2 3/4 in H by 2 3/4 in Dia

Santa Clara Pueblo Potters