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Photo of Santo Domingo Pueblo potter Thomas Tenorio
Thomas Tenorio

Thomas Tenorio (U-Nah-Thee-Wah) was born in 1963 on Santo Domingo Pueblo. A self-taught potter, he began making pots in the traditional way in the early 1990's. It took him several years to work out the chemistry of the bee weed plant-based paint and the buff slip, then he learned to protect his pots inside a metal cage when he fires them so no fuel touches the pots. These days he likes to just get lost in the process, especially the painting, especially the fish, the birds, the swirls of water, the wind, the corn...

Awards Thomas has Won:

  • Heard Museum Show, First Place Traditional Painted pottery - 2007, 2012
  • Santa Fe Indian Market, First and Second Place Traditional Painted Pottery - 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015
Traditional designs on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with traditional designs
10 in H by 9 3/4 in Dia
Traditional designs on a polychrome pot
Polychrome pot with traditional designs
4 in H by 8 in Dia
Geometric design on a polychrome pot
Polychrome pot with geometric design
5 3/4 in H by 9 in Dia
Traditional design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with traditional design
17 3/4 in H by 12 1/2 in Dia
Dot design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with dot design
7 in H by 7 1/2 in Dia
Traditional corn and geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with traditional corn and geometric design
12 1/2 in H by 12 in Dia
Geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with geometric design
7 1/2 in H by 7 1/4 in Dia
Bird, floral and geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with bird, floral and geometric design
20 3/4 in H by 19 3/4 in Dia
Geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with geometric design
13 in H by 12 3/4 in Dia
Geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with geometric design
17 3/4 in H by 11 3/4 in Dia
Geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with geometric design
12 in H by 11 1/4 in Dia
Bird, floral and geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with bird, floral and geometric design
8 1/2 in H by 8 in Dia
Geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with a geometric design
14 in H by 12 1/4 in Dia
Geometric design on a tall jar
Tall jar with a geometric design
15 1/4 in H by 15 in Dia
Fish, floral and geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with fish, floral and geometric design
5 1/4 in H by 9 in Dia
Fish and geometric design on a lidded polychrome jar
Lidded polychrome jar with fish and geometric design
11 in H by 7 in Dia
Black hatched and geometric designs on a polychrome olla
Large polychrome olla decorated with black hatched and geometric designs
14 3/4 in H by 14 in Dia
Geometric designs on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar decorated with geometric designs
11 in H by 11 in Dia
Black and white butterfly and geometric designs on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar decorated with black and white butterfly and geometric designs
17 1/2 in H by 14 1/4 in Dia
Flower, bird and geometric designs on a polychrome jar
Large polychrome jar with flower, bird and geometric designs
13 1/4 in H by 10 1/2 in Dia
Floral motif on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with floral motif
13 in H by 11 in Dia
Geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with geometric design
10 3/4 in H by 10 1/2 in Dia
Geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with a geometric design
9 in H by 6 1/4 in Dia
Floral, bird and geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar decorated with bird, floral and geometric design
15 1/4 in H by 12 1/4 in Dia