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Storytellers & Figurines

Storytellers were originally created by Cochiti artist Helen Cordero in 1964. Originally, she created female figures with children in their arms and called these dolls “Singing Mothers”. They quickly gained in popularity and many other artists in Cochiti started making them as well. Helen eventually made a male figure, modeled after her Grandfather, Santiago Quintana, with children clinging to his back and in his lap. The doll had an open mouth as he was telling stories to the children. Helen believed a male doll was more appropriate, as males were traditionally the storytellers in her tribe. As time went on, more and more artists started making their own storyteller dolls, each adapting their own unique style and implementing their own beliefs based on their heritage. Today, the term storyteller refers to any human or animal figure that is covered with smaller children or animals. They have become one of the most collectible and sought after forms of clay art. Among the most notable artists making storytellers today are Carol Lucero Gachupin, Mary Lucero, Linda Fragua and Chrislyn Fragua of Jemez Pueblo and Stella Teller of Isleta Pueblo. Judy Lewis and Joyce Lucero of Acoma Pueblo have also created some incredibly intricate and collectible pieces.

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Jemez Pueblo Pottery Storyteller by Linda Fragua - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Jemez Pueblo Cat Storyteller by Carol Lucero Gachupin - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Jemez Pueblo Pottery Clown Storyteller by Cheryl Fragua - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Acoma Pueblo Hand Made Pottery Storyteller Cat by Judy Lewis - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Acoma Pueblo Pottery Bird by Michelle Shields - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Acoma Pueblo Pottery Owl by Hilda Antonio - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Jemez Pueblo Maiden Storyteller by Mary Lewis - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Jemez Pueblo Pottery 3 Baby Storyteller by Judy Toya - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Jemez Pueblo Pottery Frog Family Storyteller by Carol Lucero Gachupin - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Jemez Pueblo Pottery Storyteller by Marie Toya - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Jemez Pueblo Pottery Storyteller by Marie Toya - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Jemez Pueblo Pottery Storyteller by Carol Lucero Gachupin - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Jemez Pueblo Pottery Storyteller by Diane Lucero - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Jemez Pueblo Pottery Storyteller by Linda Fragua - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Jemez Pueblo Pottery Storyteller Cat Family by Bonnie Fragua - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Jemez Pueblo Pottery Storyteller Owl by Linda Fragua - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Jemez Pueblo Storyteller by Mary Lucero - PuebloDirect.com - 1
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Jemez Pueblo Storyteller by Darrick Tsosie - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Jemez Pueblo Storyteller by D. Toya - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Jemez Pueblo Storyteller by Lyda Toya - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Jemez Pueblo Storyteller by Mary Lucero - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Jemez Pueblo Storyteller by Mary Lucero - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Jemez Pueblo Storyteller by Cheryl Fragua - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Jemez Pueblo Storyteller by Chrislyn Fragua - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Jemez Pueblo Storyteller by Chrislyn Fragua - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Jemez Pueblo Storyteller Angel by Anissa Fragua - PuebloDirect.com - 1
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Jemez Pueblo Storyteller Bear Family by Marcus Wall - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Jemez Pueblo Storyteller Family by R. Toya - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Jemez Pueblo Turtle and Frog Pottery by Chrislyn Fragua - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Mata Ortiz Hand Coiled Pottery by Carlos Villalba - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Mata Ortiz Hand Coiled Pottery Bear Effigy by Nicolas Ortiz - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Mata Ortiz Hand Coiled Pottery Bear Effigy by Carlos Villalba - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Cochiti Storyteller Vase by Dena Suina - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Cochiti Pueblo Storyteller Bear Family by Edwin Herrera - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Navajo Clay Sculpture by John Whiterock - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Navajo Clay Sculpture by John Whiterock - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Santo Domingo Pueblo Pottery by Manuelita Lovato - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Santo Domingo Pueblo Pottery by Manuelita Lovato - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Navajo Clay Sculpture by John Whiterock - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Navajo Clay Sculpture by John Whiterock - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Isleta Pueblo Polar Bear Family by Stella Teller - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Navajo Clay Sculpture by John Whiterock - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Navajo Clay Sculpture by John Whiterock - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Cochiti Pueblo Storyteller Bear Family by Edwin Herrera - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Zuni Pueblo Pottery Owl by Erma Kalestewa Homer - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Santo Domingo Pueblo Pottery Vase by John Whiterock - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Zuni Pueblo Pottery Owl by Erma Kalestewa Homer - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Santa Clara Hand Coiled Pottery Chicken by Linda Askan - PuebloDirect.com - 1

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