Betty Jean Fragua

Jemez Pueblo

Betty Jean Fragua
Betty Jean Fragua

Betty Jean Fragua was born into the Corn Clan at Jemez Pueblo around 1965 and grew up surrounded by a family of famous potters. Her mother, Juanita Fragua, was in the heart of the renaissance of Jemez Pueblo pottery back then.

Betty Jean learned the fundamentals of the traditional way of making pottery from her mother and started producing pottery on her own around 1980. In 1984 she attended her first Santa Fe Indian Market as an exhibitor and has been earning awards for her work ever since.

She signs her pieces: BJ Fragua

Geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with geometric design
10 in H by 8 in Dia
Polychrome prayer jar decorated with a kiva step opening and carved and painted band of geometric design Polychrome prayer jar with a kiva-step opening and band of carved and painted geometric design
5.75 in H by 7.75 in Dia

Jemez Pueblo Potters