Dorothy Trujillo 36-Kids Storyteller Cochiti Pottery
Dorothy Trujillo was born on April 26, 1932 into Laguna/Jemez culture but married into Cochiti where she developed into a remarkable creator of clay art. Her pottery repertoire includes polychrome jars, bowls, storytellers and nativity figures. Her storytellers, often large with many children exude a Helen Cordero aura.
Before her death in the 1990's, Dorothy's pottery had been distinguished by a number of awards in prestigious competitions throughout the Southwest, including the Santa Fe Indian Market. She has made large storytellers and Nativity sets on commission, and one of her storytellers is on exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution, Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C.
The present storyteller measures 13.5 inches tall by 8 inches deep and depicts a mother singing to 36 children. Some of the children hold babies, and are distributed all over the mother,; her lap, shoulders and back.
Item No.: A1537
Artist: Dorothy Trujillo
Size: 13 1/2 in H x 8 in Deep