Cochiti Pueblo

Traditional Cochiti pottery is known for its mineral, black or vegetal pigments painted with designs of rain, clouds, animals, and flowers on cream pots with an orange base. The Cochiti Pueblo is located 25 miles southwest of Santa Fe where in 1964, Cochiti potter Helen Cordero modeled the first storytellers after her grandfather, Santiago Quintana, who told stories to his grandchildren. Since then, the figural storyteller has been made by many and the theme has expanded to include storyteller animals and a variety of styles. Cochiti continues to be a home for fine figural pottery.