Community Curators

Pueblo people are artists, scholars, influencers, leaders, entrepreneurs, and guardians of a culture and incredible history spanning thousands of years. Sixty-eight representatives of the 20 Pueblos (and a few non-Pueblo museum professionals) have come together to curate Grounded in Clay—selecting pottery from the Indian Arts Research Center and Vilcek Foundation collections—to share stories, and to reflect on the ancient tradition of pottery-making and the importance of pottery in the lives of Pueblo people. Like each coil that builds a pot, each voice adds to the collective story of continuance, connection to the natural environment, and reverence for Clay Mother.

Diane Bird
(Elder)
Juanita Fragua
(Elder)
Ramson Lomatewama
(Elder)
Mark Mitchell
(Elder)
Dan Namingha
(Elder)
Nora Naranjo Morse
(Elder)
Donna Pino
(Elder)
Shirley Pino
(Elder)
Ulysses Reid
(Elder)
Martha Romero
(Elder)
Russell Sanchez
(Elder)
Lonnie Vigil
(Elder)
Nathan Youngblood
(Elder)
Dr. Joseph Aguilar
(Elder)
Albert Alvidrez
(Elder)
Loren Aragon
(Elder)
Jade Begay
(Elder)
Camille Bernal
(Elder)
LeeAndrea Bernal Trujillo
(Elder)
Dr. Christina M. Castro
(Elder)
Tony R. Chavarria
(Elder)
Clarence Cruz/Khaayay
(Elder)
Patrick Cruz
(Elder)
Jerry Dunbar
(Elder)
Max Early
(Elder)
Timothy Edaakie
(Elder)
Cliff Fragua
(Elder)
Lorraine Gala Lewis
(Elder)
Felicia Garcia
(Elder)
Jason Garcia/Okuu Pin
(Elder)
Ray Garcia
(Elder)
Tara Gatewood
(Elder)
David Gaussoin
(Elder)
Tazbah Gaussoin
(Elder)
Erin Monique Grant
(Elder)
Marita Hinds
(Elder)
Amy G. Johnson
(Elder)
Josephine Kie
(Elder)
Rick Kinsel
(Elder)
Jonathan Loretto
(Elder)
Monica Silva Lovato
(Elder)
Michelle Lowden
(Elder)