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 these kinds of pieces was strong then and still is now.
Frances signed most of her pieces: Frances M. Chavarria.