Pueblo: Zia Pueblo

Gloria Gachupin (Chinana) was active in the 1970s and beyond. She created traditional polychrome ollas, jars and bowls using her favorite designs of roadrunners, plants, rainbows, and clouds – the traditional designs of Zia.  Gloria participated in the exhibition of “One Space: Three Visions”, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque New Mexico.

There were few families who consistently made traditional pottery at Zia Pueblo – Gachupin, Pino, Medina, and Toribio are the best recognized names. Gloria Gachupin and her family still continue with the strong tradition of making traditional pottery.

Adapted from Gregory Schaaf’s Southern Pueblo Pottery: 2,000 Artist Biographies and Southwestern Pottery Anasazi to Zuni by Hayes and Blom.