Gerri “Gachupin” Daubs is a full blooded
Native American Indian. She was born in 1935 into the small but active
Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico. She is a member of the Eagle Clan, which
was passed down from her mother, Alcira Gachupin. Early schooling brought
Gerri in contact with Al Momaday, Kiowa artist and teacher. Momaday
nurtured young Gerri. Natural talent guided her art and design in the
Gerri’s grandmother, Maria Sanchez-Colaque was from the San Ildefonso
Pueblo and first cousin to Maria Martinez, the famous master of the
black San Ildefonso pottery. Gerri’s grandmother gave her the
hands on experience of working with natural clay. She taught her all
the fundamentals of hand coiling pottery using ancient traditional methods
in the process, which was passed down to her from her ancestors.
Gerri’s work is exhibited in Red River and Raton, New Mexico.
She also participates in several art shows throughout Arizona. In the
last few years her work has appeared in collections all over the world
and her reputation as an exceptional pottery artist is well deserved.
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