Frances Chavarria

Santa Clara Pueblo

Frances M. Chavarria was a potter from Santa Clara Pueblo. She was born in 1906 and passed on in 2000. Her husband was Antonio Chavarria. She began producing pottery for the marketplace around 1930 and stopped in 1990.

It seems Frances preferred to make utilitarian ware: pitchers, candy dishes, sugar and creamer sets, salt and pepper shakers and candle stick holders. The market for those kinds of pieces was strong then and still is now.

Frances signed most of her pieces: Frances M. Chavarria.

Twisted handles on a plain black serving dish
Plain black serving bowl with twisted handles
3.75 in H by 11.5 in Dia

Santa Clara Pueblo Potters