Roberta Shendo Jemez Pueblo Indian Pottery

Roberta Shendo, and her husband Juan Chavez, make very nice wedding vases using all traditional materials. Juan makes the pots in his own characteristic unusual shapes and Roberta paints and stone-polishes them. In most cases in the pueblos, it is the potter who puts their name on the pot but breaking with tradition, it is Roberta who signs all their pottery. Perhaps this is because it is she who has the paintbrush in her hand when the time for signing arrives.