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Artwork by Tomasita Montoya

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About the Artist

(1899-1978) Tomasita Montoya from San Juan pueblo made some pots with her daughter Dominguita Sisneros (Born 1942).

Tomasita was one of the original seven potters in the 1930's "San Juan Revival". 

She was especially known for her incised polychrome redware jars, bowls and vases. Decoration on these vessels included clouds, kival steps, triangular fret and fine line hatching. On occasion she utilized micaceous clay, adding some textured geometric elements.

Her work is included in both anthropologically based museums as well as the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha. Five publications focused on 20th century American Indian pottery reference her artistic contribution.