Emily Fragua Tsosie 20 Children Storyteller Jemez Pottery
Emily Fragua-Tsosie, (Corn Pollen), was born in 1951 in Jemez Pueblo. She is the sister of Caroline Fragua Gachupin, Clifford Fragua, Bonnie Fragua and Chris Fragua. At the age of 12, she was inspired by her mother, Grace L. Fragua, and grandmother, Emilia Loretto, to make pottery sculptures. They encouraged and motivated her to learn the traditional art of working with clay so that she could add to the long lived Jemez tradition of making art using ancient methods.
By the late 1960Ős she started making her own corn dolls and other sculptures. Today she specializes in storytellers, nativities (nacimientos), clowns and corn maidens. She has received awards at the Santa Fe Indian Market, the Eight Northern Pueblos Arts & Crafts Show, and the Gallup Inter-tribal Indian Ceremonial. She is married to potter Leonard Tsosie.
This is a stunning 20 children storyteller,signed E Fragua Tsosie.
Item No.: A1862
Artist: Emily Fragua-Tsosie
Size: 11 in H x 6 in W x 7 in D