Rosita De Herrera learned from her mother, Tomasita Montoya, who was one of the original eight potters. She is a sister of Dominguita Naranjo who is also a potter who was mentored by her mother, Tomasita. By 1890, pottery production at San Juan Pueblo (now Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo) had come to a complete halt. In 1930, Regina Cata organized a pottery study group with the intent of reviving pottery production. Eight potters studied ancient pot shards of wares made at San Juan in earlier times and selected Potsuwii'i Incised Ware (1450-1500) as a basis for contemporary pottery type. Decorative zones of geometric fine lines with selected areas of polished red slip were the final result.
This piece comes from a private collection and is in excellent condition. Signed by the artist.
4 5/8" Tall, 7 1/2" Wide