Billy Veale and Rose Pacheco

Billy Veale with Gilbert and Rose Pacheco
Billy Veale, Gilbert and Rose Pacheco, l-to-r

Gilbert and Paulita Pacheco (parents of Rose) used to make handmade stone strung jewelry, then they turned to pottery when Paulita's eyes gave out. They made that switch at the urging of Paulita's brother, Robert Tenorio.

Rose made her first pottery figures while working with her parents when she was seven years old. When her mother's health started failing (Paulita died in 2008), Rose and her Navajo boyfriend Billy Veale stepped in and assumed the family's pottery making business. They both make, paint and fire the pots although Rose's pots have a more traditional Santo Domingo feel to them.

Butterfly and geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with butterfly and geometric design
9 3/4 in H by 12 3/4 in Dia
Photo of Billy Veale and Gilbert and Rose Pacheco courtesy of Armadillo Trading Co.
Pottery photos courtesy of Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery

Santo Domingo Pueblo Potters