Mary R. Lucero is a full blooded Native American
Indian. She was born into the Jemez Pueblo in 1948.
Mary was inspired to learn the art of working with clay by her Grandmother,
Magnita Lucero. Magnita introduced Mary to the hills that provided the
best clay. Then, Mary gathers other natural pigments from the sacred
grounds within the Jemez pueblo.
Magnita taught Mary how to mix, shape, paint, and fire pottery the traditional
way, outdoors. She began hand coiling her pottery at the age of 14,
when she would watch her grandmother make her pottery the traditional
Mary specializes in the handmade pueblo styled storytellers, but does
not limit her abilities. She also makes animals, nativity’s and
other clay sculptures. Mary uses natural colors to paint her pottery.
Mary signs her pottery as: Mary R. Lucero, Jemez.
Mary is related to the following artists: Carol Gachupin (sister), Mary
I. Lucero (cousin), Diane Lucero, and Joyce Lucero (daughters).
-1999 New Mexico State Fair 4th Place
-Jemez Red Rock Art Show 2nd place
-Southwestern Pueblo Pottery 2,000 Artist Biographies
-Southwestern Pottery Anasazi to Zuni