Virginia A. Lucero, member of the Fire Clan, was born in 1964 into the Jemez Pueblo. Virginia was inspired to learn the art of working with clay from her friend, Marie Romero, who comes from a long line of famous pottery artisans. Marie taught Virginia the fundamentals of working with clay using ancient traditional methods. Marie also shared special techniques to make her tasks easier. Virginia began experimenting with clay at the age of 14.
Virginia specializes in handmade storytellers. She accents her sculptures with pieces of miniature pottery, painted jewelry and toys. She signs her sculptures V. Lucero, Jemez, followed by a rain cloud. She is related to Carol Lucero-Gachupin, Mary Rose Lucero (cousins) and Mary I. Lucero (sister).
7 1/4" Tall, 4 5/8" Wide