Pauline Romero is a full blooded Native American
Indian from the Jemez Pueblo. Pauline has been hand coiling pottery
for since the 1980s.
Her mother, Persingula R. Tosa, taught Pauline all the fundamentals
of making pottery the traditional way. Her mother also strongly encouraged
her to continue the family tradition and assist with keeping the long
lived tradition alive.
Pauline continues to use the traditional methods of pottery making,
but has come a long way from the poster-paint days of the Jemez pottery.
She gathers her clay from within the hills of the Jemez Pueblo.
She also cleans, mixes, hand coils, shapes, paints, polishes, and fires
her pottery the traditional way, outdoors. She has a unique method of
adding a hand stone polish to a red or buff colored slip. The shapes
are swirl bowls, wedding vases and various shaped pots.
Pauline has also started to etch on her pottery, which add a very elegant
contrast to the her polished work.
She signs her pottery as: Pauline Romero, Jemez.
Pauline is related to the following artists: Marie Romero, Christine
Tosa, and Maxine Toya
-Southern Pueblo Pottery 2,000 Artist Biographies
-Southwestern Pottery Anasazi to Zuni
-Collections of Southwestern Pottery
-Santa Fe Indian Market, 1st & 2nd 1993-1997
-New Mexico State Fair