Louise Suina

Cochiti Pueblo

Louise Suina (1939-1992) was a cousin of Helen Cordero and Seferina Ortiz. Like many of the women in that large family, she specialized in nativities and figurines, usually small and well-formed. Louise taught her daughter Mary Evangeline "Vangie" Suina the traditional pottery making techniques she had learned as a young girl and Vangie is making a name for herself with her storytellers. Louise also taught her daughter-in-law Dena the traditional ways and she, too, has made a name for herself with her finely made storytellers.

Storyteller with pot on head and holding two ears of corn
Storyteller holding two ears of corn with pot on head
10.25 in H by 6.75 in Dia

Cochiti Pueblo Potters