Geraldine F. Sandia was born into the Jemez Pueblo in 1950. Geraldine began experimenting with clay at the age of 10. She was inspired to learn and continue the long lived tradition of working with clay from her mother, Cecilia Loretto. Cecilia taught Geraldine the fundamentals and shared with her the special techniques of a master pottery artist.
Geraldine specializes in handmade, hand painted, two-toned polychrome, stone polished traditional Jemez pottery. She hand paints patterns of feathers and geometric designs among many other patterns. She is related to Caroline G. Loretto, Mary H. Loretto (sisters), Florence Aragon, Rachael Aragon (aunts), Natalie Sandia, Rachael Sandia and Jocelyn Sandia (daughters). She signs her pottery G. Sandia, Jemez.
7" Tall, 6 1/4" Wide