Helen Cordero

Helen Cordero
Also Known as
Helen Quintano
Helen Quintana Cordero
Helen Quintana
Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico
born Cochiti Pueblo, NM 1915-died 1994
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Helen Cordero is known for her storyteller” figures from Cochiti folklore. Her work helped to revive interest in the craft in 1964 when she sold her experimental figures at the Santo Domingo feast-day market (Charles Rosenak, The Storytellers,” Indians of New Mexico, 1990). Cordero used clay found around her home and fired her pieces over an open cedar flame. She was inspired to create these figures by memories of her grandfather, a Cochiti storyteller who was always surrounded by enraptured small children.” (Chuck and Jan Rosenak, Museum of American Folk Art Encyclopedia, 1990)

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