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Pueblo Pottery: Continuing a Tradition

My great-grandmother, Mother Corn, born in the 1870s in Santa Clara, raised my mother and taught her pottery-making at an early age. My mother had eight children, and we were all introduced to pottery-making as early as she was. We went out for the clay, helped to mix the temper and gathered materials for firing. As we grew to adulthood, we made our own pots. The succession from my great-grandmother to my brothers and sisters and me is a small segment of an old, continuous tradition of Pueblo pottery-making.

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