Sharon Sarracino was born in the early 1950’s. She is a full blooded Native American Indian. She is half Laguna and half Jemez. Sharon began her interest in pottery making when she was 18 years of age, in 1970. Ms. Sarracino was inspired to continue the family tradition of working with clay from her Grandmother, Petra Romero, who specialized in hand coiled pottery. Sharon specializes in hand coiling the contemporary designed handmade Jemez pottery. She gathers her materials from the grounds within the Jemez Pueblo.Sharon will normally construct a Butterfly Maiden, kachina, or a Corn Maiden kachina on the front of her pottery to add a unique touch to her art work. She has developed her own style on her art. She hand coils many shapes and sizes. Sharon signs her art as: S.Sarracino, Jemez. Sharon is related to the following artists: Florence Yepa, Genevieve Chinana (sisters), and Robert Sarracino (brother), who creates figures and carves stone sculptures.