Acoma Pueblo

Sandra Victorino is a full blooded Native American Indian born into the Pueblo of the Acoma in 1958.

She was inspired to learn the art of hand coiling pottery from admiring her famous Aunt, Dorothy Torivio, who is one of Acoma’s finest potter’s still alive today. Sandra strongly believes that traditional ways must be kept alive to continue the long lived legacy of her people.

Sandra gathers the clay from within the sacred grounds in Acoma. She was taught how to sift clay, hand coil pottery, paint with a yucca plant, and fire pottery. Sandra specializes in hand coiled pottery with spiral designs like the step to step, checker board, snowflake, half snowflake, and fine line designs.

She will also paint Kokopelli on her pottery from time to time.

Sandra signs her pottery as: Sandra Victorino, Acoma, NM.

Sandra is related to the following artists: Edna Chino (mother), Brian Chino (brother), Greg Victorino (brother-in-law), and the famous Dorothy Torivio (aunt).

-1999 Santa Fe Indian Market 2nd Place
-1993 Gallup Indian Ceremonials
-1994 New Mexico State Fair 1st place
-1996 Santa Fe Market 1st place
-1997 Eighth Northern Shows 1st place
-Other awards numerous to list

-Southern Pueblo Pottery 2,000 Artist Biographies
-Art of Clay