Diane Menchego

Santa Ana Pueblo

Diane Menchego is a potter from Santa Ana Pueblo. Born in 1964, she's one of maybe three potters at Santa Ana still trying to keep the pueblo's pottery making tradition alive.

Diane was a student of Elveria Montoya, who had been a student of Eudora Montoya. Elveria and Eudora seem to have been the only folks working to keep their pottery tradition alive since the 1970s.

Diane generally signs her pottery "D. Menchego Tamaya", and sometimes she adds "Santa Ana Pueblo" written or etched somewhere nearby on the base of her pieces.

Kiva step and geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar decorated with a kiva step and geometric design
6.5 in H by 6.5 in Dia

Santa Ana Pueblo Potters