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Gabriel G Gonzalez

A younger potter from Jemez Pueblo (Walatowa). His grandmother, Anacita Chinana, was a major influence in his life, and on his work. He first learned from his mother, Persingula Chinana Gonzales, and his father, George Gonzales. Gabriel honed his craft with the legendary Nancy Youngblood.
His style is characterized by a satiny smooth, gleaming finish and deep carving. The designs may be traditional in origin, but the result is fresh and contemporary. His work is always entirely hand made, from gathering the clay through the stone polish and pit firing.