Laguna - Jemez Pueblo
Sharon Sarracino was born in the early 1950’s.
She is a full blooded Native American Indian. She is half Laguna and
half Jemez. Sharon began her interest in pottery making when she was
18 years of age, in 1970.
Ms. Sarracino was inspired to continue the family tradition of working
with clay from her Grandmother, Petra Romero, who specialized in hand
Sharon specializes in hand coiling the contemporary designed handmade
Jemez pottery. She gathers her materials from the grounds within the
Jemez Pueblo.Sharon will normally construct a Butterfly Maiden, kachina,
or a Corn Maiden kachina on the front of her pottery to add a unique
touch to her art work.
She has developed her own style on her art. She hand coils many shapes
Sharon signs her art as: S.Sarracino, Jemez.
Sharon is related to the following artists: Florence Yepa, Genevieve
Chinana (sisters), and Robert Sarracino (brother), who creates figures
and carves stone sculptures.
-Southern Pueblo Pottery 2,000 Artist Biographies
-Best of show in Santa Monica
-New Mexico State Fair
-Others too numerous to list
Sharon has art displayed at the Hert Museum in Colorado Springs.