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Corrine Chino

Corrine Chino is a full blooded Native American Indian from the pueblo of Acoma. She was born in the late 1950’s. Corrine did not spark an interest in pottery making until she was 26 years old. Her mother, Edna Chino, encouraged and taught Corrine all the fundamentals of hand coiling pottery using traditional ancient methods. Edna also reinforced the importance of continuing the long lived family tradition of working with clay. Corrine was a natural when it came to hand coiling and hand painting pottery. Her painting has always been exquisite.

Corrine developed a very fine painting style of black on white fine line. Corrine will add a feather pattern to the top rim in a blue color at times to add a bit of flare. Corrine specializes in hand painting on greenware pottery. However, she is very knowledgeable when it comes to hand coiling pottery, just like her mother. Corrine was quoted as saying, “I just love to paint, it brings balance to my life.” Corrine signs her pottery as: Corrine Chino, Acoma. She is related to the following artisans: Brian Chino (brother), Jay Vallo (sister), and Judy Shields (sister).