Dominguita Sisneros

San Juan Pueblo/Ohkay Owingeh

Born in 1942, Dominguita Sisneros Naranjo is the younger sister of Rosita de Herrera. Both sisters were taught how to make pottery the San Juan way by their mother, Tomasita Reyes Montoya, one of the eight women who restarted the San Juan pottery tradition in the 1930s.

Being from San Juan Pueblo, of course Dominguita was a regular participant in the Eight Northern Pueblos Arts & Crafts Show. She usually signed her pieces "Dominguita Sisneros San Juan Pueblo New Mexico". She also often collaborated with her mother. Those pots are signed on the bottom by both women.

Jennifer Sisneros, second wife of Tse-pe of San Ildefonso and present wife of Alfred Naranjo of Santa Clara Puelo, is her daughter.

Sgraffito geometric design on a polished red and matte tan bowl
Matte tan and polished red bowl decorated with a band of sgraffito geometric design
3.75 in H by 5.5 in Dia
Red-on-red Potsuwii bowl with a fine line geometric design etched above the shoulder
A fine line geometric design etched above the shoulder of a red-on-red Potsuwi'i bowl
7.75 in Dia by 5.75 in H

San Juan Pueblo Potters