Shapes & Forms
Lorencita Pino was an active potter at Tesuque Pueblo from the 1950s into the 1980s. Her mother was Nimpha Cajete Herrera of Santa Clara, her father Miguel Herrera of Tesuque.
Lorencita made polychrome and blackware bowls and jars, some with effigy frogs and lizards on them. She also made micaceous jars and red-on-buff Muna (the Rain God was modeled on the Muna). Her favorite designs included snakes, frogs, birds, clouds and flowers.
Lorencita participated in the Santa Fe Indian Market from 1967 to 1979. In 1967 she earned a Special Award for a 15 inch polychome bowl painted by her son Joe D. Pino. In 1979 she earned a First Place ribbon for a painted bowl with birds.