Jason Ebelacker

Santa Clara Pueblo

Santa Clara Pueblo potter Jason Ebelacker
Jason Ebelacker

Born in 1980, Jason Ebelacker is the son of James Ebelacker, grandson of Virginia Ebelacker and great-grandson of Margaret Tafoya. He learned pottery making by watching his father as he was growing up, then he refined what he'd learned in his own way.

Jason has always preferred making classic Santa Clara shapes but he has been carving more contemporary geometrics into them. And he's doing more two color pots.

Jason has entered into juried competitions in places like the Santa Fe Indian Market and the Heard Museum Guild Indian Art Fair & Market. He's earned ribbons at both. Jason's work has also been featured in several books on Santa Clara pottery and on Margaret Tafoya's family several generations after her.

Double avanyu design carved into a red jar
Red jar decorated with a carved double avanyu design
6.5 in H by 13.25 in Dia
A band of geometric design is carved around the shoulder of a black urn
Black jar carved with a band of geometric design
15.75 in H by 11.75 in Dia
Bear paw imprints on a red water jar
Polished red water jar with bear paw imprints
5.25 in H by 7 in Dia
Bear paw imprints on a double-shouldered black water jar
Double shouldered black jar with bear ppaw imprints
9.5 in H by 13 in Dia
Bear paw imprint in a red jar
Red jar decorated with a carved bear paw imprint
6.5 in H by 6.25 in Dia

Santa Clara Pueblo Potters