Though figurative pottery has a long history in the Pueblos, storyteller figures are recent, going back to about 1963 when Helen Cordero of Cochiti made the first one, in honor of her father, Santiago Quintana, a traditional storyteller. Most storyteller figurines come from Cochiti and Jemez (the latter having more storyteller makers, but ones from other pueblos can be found.


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A twist on the traditional storyteller that the maker, Bonnie Fragua, calls a Drama Mama. 6.5 inches high and $275. (TUCSON - but we have one in Santa Fe as well) 

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A Mama dog storyteller by Derrick Tsosie. 7 inches high and $170. (TUCSON)



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Derrick Tsosie of Jemez Pueblo made these two pups. Each is 4 inches high and $70. (TUCSON)

At left is a storyteller by Casimiro Toya from Jemez Pueblo. She is just under 7 inches high and $90. The Tohono O'odham lady at right was made by Rupert Ange. 9 inches high and 7.5 inches wide. SOLD. (BOTH IN TUCSON)

The poodle storyteller is by Felicia Fragua and is 6 inches long and about 4 inches high. $160. The Grandfather stoyteller is 5.25 inches high and $220. It was made by Darrick Tsosie of Jemez. (TUCSON)




 Two storytellers by Dorothy Herrera. Each is 3 inches high and SOLD. The mother and child at right is by Antoinette Concha of Jemez (now living at Taos). 5.25 inches high. SOLD.  (SANTA FE)

Stephanie Rhodes, who signs her work Snowflake Flower (the English translation of her name) is 85 years old as of this February. She continues to create very charming work in her home at Cochiti. The figures at left is 6 inches high and SOLD. The one at right is 5 inches high and SOLD. (SANTA FE)


The Navajo lady peaceful reading under the tree (which is 4 inches tall) with her dog at her side, was made by Navajo clay artist Elizabeth Manygoats. SOLD.  (SANTA FE)