Serafina Ortiz

individual, ENTITY.3374
Life Dates:
b. 1931
Artist Biography:
"Serafina from Cochiti Pueblo, Oak Clan, is a potter who has been active since the 1950′s. Laurencita Herrera, her mother, was also her teacher. Serafina is one of the important matriarchs of Cochiti figural pottery. Her pottery and storytellers put her among the most pre-eminent of all potters. This is confirmed by the fact that she is the most highly represented Pueblo potter in The Wright Collection of the Peabody Museum at Harvard University which has 32 of her pieces. In addition to the Peabody Museum her work is highly sought after by collectors and galleries alike."

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