In May 1973, Rose Lovato-Fragua was born to Valentino and Mary Elizabeth Lovato at San Ildefonso Pueblo. Her heritage is half San Ildefonso and half Santo Domingo.
She married into the Fragua family of Jemez but contrary to Puebloan tradition, her husband moved to her home at San Ildefonso.
Rose learned her pottery making skills from her mother and from her illustrious uncle, Juan Tafoya. Even today she says she gets most of her inspiration from her uncle.
Rose works in red ware and black ware, painted, incised and with inlaid stones.