Laura Gauchupin was born into the pueblo of Jemez
in the late 1950’s.
Laura was inspired to learn the art of working with clay from her mother,
Marie Romero. Marie taught Laura all the fundamentals of making pottery
using methods passed down from generation to generation.
Laura has been working with clay for over 25 years. Laura attended the
Institute of American Arts in Santa Fe New Mexico. At the Institute,
Laura gained even a greater history, respect, and knowledge of making
Native American pottery. Laura also gained an interest for some contemporary
styles at that time.
Laura is known for pottery of various shapes and sizes as well as some
clay sculptures. Some of these are the: owl jar, kiva bowl, and geometric
One of Laura's current styles that has really caught on is a melon bowl
with a fabulous stone polish usually buff in color.
-Southern Pueblo Pottery 2,000 Artist Biographies
-American Indian Pottery 2nd edition
-Southwestern Pottery Anasazi to Zuni
-Miniature Arts of the Southwest
-Storytellers and Other Figurative Pottery
-Talking with the Clay
-Collections of Southwestern Pottery
-Southwestern Pottery 1999 Edition
-Santa Fe Indian Market
-New Mexico State Fair