Native Pottery Demonstration Series
Rose Pacheco (Santo Domingo) and Billy Veale
Although her works are considered contemporary, Rose describes herself as a traditional potter. Her clay is made from materials she sources from the hills of Kewa Pueblo (Santo Domingo Pueblo) and her homemade paints are created from plants such as prickly pear and prunes.
Rose hand coils her bowls to shape them and then decorates them with centuries old design motifs that remain popular today. The homemade paints are applied to the unfired bowls using a brush made from the yucca plant. Then the bowls are fired in a pit outdoors using cottonwood bark fueled fires in traditional Pueblo manner. Finally, Rose finishes each bowl with an egg white coating giving the final work a soft luster.”*
**This is event is virtual**