Born: 1915

Deceased: 1994

Helen Cordero, encouraged by a well-known collector of folk art, Alexander Girard, was the first potter to expand upon the mother and child figurines (sometimes called "singing mothers").  The first "Storyteller" Helen Cordero produced was in 1964.  The figure was made in the memory of Helen's grandfather, Santiago Quintana: a man with five children on his lap and shoulders.

Vessel Forms: Storytellers, Fetish pots.

References:

Manitou Galleries 4th Annual Auction, August 2007

(Lot #56)

Pueblo Stories & Storytellers

(Mark Bahti, 1988, Treasure Chest Publications, Inc., Tucson, AZ)

 

 

Revised: 08/26/2008

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