Chris Teller

Isleta Pueblo

Chris Teller, (Pe-ou - Misty), was born into Isleta Pueblo in 1956. She began working with clay at the age of 17, learning from her mother, Stella Teller. Stella was famous for her storytellers and clay sculptures and has been featured in many publications and won numerous awards. Chris herself judges pottery at the New Mexico State Fair.

Chris specializes in handmade storytellers, nativities, and clay sculptures but she also makes friendship pots, traditional pottery and wedding vases, always using the traditional methods passed down from the ages.

Chris signs her pottery as: C. Teller, Isleta, N.M.

Some Awards Chris has earned:

  • 1989 New Mexico State Fair, First Place
  • 1995 Santa Fe Indian Market, First Place
  • 1996 New Mexico State Fair, Second Place

Storyteller with six children
Polychrome storyteller with six children
6.25 in H by 4.75 in Dia
Three children on a storyteller
Storyteller with three children
3.75 in H by 3.25 in Dia

Isleta Pueblo Potters