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Dorothy Herrera

From Cochiti Pueblo, where storyteller figures originated, Dorothy learned to make pottery from her late mother, Mary Frances Herrera. Her grandmother, Laurencita Herrera, was one of the finest Cochiti potters of the 1930s through the 1970s.
Dorothy is noted for her distinct style of handmade, clay storyteller figures. most often animals. She is particularly recognized for her charming bears.They are often depicted with cubs attached to Mama Bear in various poses, and sometimes the bears are wearing overalls!