Warren Coriz

Santo Domingo Pueblo

Warren Coriz was the son-in-law of Arthur and Hilda Coriz. He didn't start making pottery until he was in his 30s. He learned through watching his wife, Ione Coriz, and working with his mother-in-law and Robert Tenorio.

Warren took home a Second Place ribbon at the Eight Northern Pueblos Arts and Crafts Show in 2005, then earned two First Place ribbons in 2006. He developed a technique which lends a 3D shadow effect to his designs, making them really stand out from more traditional Santo Domingo pottery.

Sadly, Warren passed away in August, 2011. I heard he sold several new pots around Santa Fe that morning and didn't survive to make it home again that evening. Far too many Puebloan potters have not survived the drive home on the I-25 between Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

Bird, floral and geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with bird, floral and geometric design
11.75 in H by 12.75 in Dia
Floral, bird and geometric design on a polychrome pitcher
Polychrome pitcher decorated with a bird, floral and geometric design
7.25 in H by 9 in Dia
Geometric design on a polychrome fish effigy
A polychrome fish effigy decorated with a geometric design
5.5 in L by 3 in W by 4 in H

Santo Domingo Pueblo Potters