Jeanette Vallo, “Nah-Sde-Te”, known as “Jay”,
is a full blooded Native American Indian. She was born into the Acoma
Pueblo in 1959.
She was inspired to continue the long lived tradition of working with
pottery by observing her grandmother, Lita Garcia, at a very young age.
She comes from a family of talented and creative pottery makers and
The lucrative aspect was also inspiration for Jay to become an artist.
Jay is a natural gifted painter and with this in her blood she began
painting many patterns at the age of 18.
Jay specializes in hand painting ceramic pottery. She hand paints eye
dazzling starburst and fine line patterns on wedding vases and other
shapes of pottery. Jay was taught the traditional methods of hand coiling
pottery using ancient traditional methods from her family members. However,
she really enjoys the hand painting side of working with the pottery.
She signs her pottery as Jay Vallo, Acoma. Jay is related to the following
artists: Brian Chino (brother), Corrine Chino (sister), Germaine Reed
(sister), and Edna Chino (mother).
-Southern Pueblo Pottery 2,000 Artist Biographies
-New Mexico State Fair 1st Place
-New Mexico State Fair 2nd Place 1995
-New Mexico State Fair 3rd Place