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Angie Loretto Riley

Angie Loretto-Riley, is a full blooded Native American Indian, born into the Pueblo of the Jemez, in 1955. Angie was inspired to learn the art of working with clay by her mother, Lenora Gachupin, at the age of 12, she was taught where to gather the clay, how to mix it, hand coil, paint, and finally, how to fire the pottery, shortly after that she began experimenting with clay and hand making little pots and gradually began making storytellers.

Angie specializes in handmade storytellers but does not limit her abilities to only do that, she also hand coils friendship pots. She enjoys making the larger storytellers, because she likes the challenge, of putting as many babies on the doll, as she can fit onto it. She signs her pottery as Angie Loretto, Jemez.

Angie is related to the following artists: Lucy Toya, Bea Riley (sisters), Felecia Loretto, and Anita Cajero (nieces).