Wilma M. Gachupin, “Sacred Rock Basket”,
is a full blooded Native American Indian, born into the Pueblo of the
Jemez, in 1957.
Wilma was inspired to learn the art of pottery making by her brother,
Kenneth Sando. She has been working with clay since the age of 28.
Wilma specializes in the natural hand coiled and hand painted storytellers,
nativity’s, and corn maidens.
However, she was taught all the fundamentals of hand coiling pottery.
Wilma gathers clay and other natural pigments within the Jemez Pueblo,
and cleans, hand mixes, hand shapes, and paints her sculptures using
all natural colors by herself.
Wilma’s storytellers always have really big bright eyes, and she
said “I got the idea from my daughter, Megan, when she was born
with bright eyes.”
Wilma signs her pottery as: Wilma M. Gachupin, Jemez.
Wilma is related to the following artists: Kenneth Sando (brother),
Megan Gachupin and Kayla Gachupin (daughters).
-1999 New Mexico State Fair 3rd Place
-Eighth Northern Arts & Crafts Show
-Towa Arts & Crafts Show
-New Mexico State Fair
-Southern Pueblo Pottery 2,000 Artist Biographies
-Storytellers and Other Figurative Pottery