Chris comes from a very noted and prolific family of potters. He was taught by his mother, Grace Fragua, and his Grandmother Emilia. All his sisters are potters as well: Rose, Cindy, Bonnie, Emily & Carol. He is the oldest. Chris has won awards at the Heard Museum Show, and has been making pottery since 1955. He specializes in animal storytellers, koshares, mudheads, Santas and Nativities. He digs his clay locally, near Jemez Pueblo, uses natural slips and fires his pottery outdoors. (He uses a kiln in the winter).