Fine Pueblo Pottery
Individual Jemez Pottery
Chris Fragua specializes in animals and humorous figures, in the tradition of Jemez storytellers. Dalmatian storyteller with pups, by Jemez artist Chris Fragua. Chris specializes in animals be it dogs, cats, buffalo or bears. He has a sense of humor and sensitivity for animals. Wiener dog with pups, by Jemez potter Chris Fragua. Chris has a great sense of humor and a love of animals. Chris Fragua was born in 1943 and has been making pottery since 1955. He specializes in Animal Storytellers, Koshari's, mudheads, Santa's and Nativities. He digs his clay from the Jemez Reservation, uses natural slips and fires his pottery outdoors, (He uses a kiln in the winter time). He was taught by his mother Grace Fragua and his Grandmother Emilia. All of his sisters are potters as well, Rose, Cindy, Bonnie, Emily & Carol. He comes from a very active family of potters. Chris is the oldest of all the children. He has won awards at the Heard Museum Show.