Shapes & Forms
James Ebelacker was born into the Corn Clan at Santa Clara Pueblo in 1959, the son of Virginia Ebelacker and grandson of Margaret Tafoya.
He learned to make pottery by watching and working with his mother early in life. Then he finished high school and spent the next 20 years in the Air Force. On his retirement from that he returned to his roots at Santa Clara and made some of the largest (and finest) pots produced these days.
His son Jason has also become a noted potter.
In 2013, James earned the Best Traditional Pottery ribbon at Santa Fe Indian Market.