Christine, “Aggie”, Henderson-Poncho
was born in 1973. She is a full blooded Native American Indian. Aggie
was raised in the Acoma Pueblo, but is half Apache and half Pima. Aggie
began experimenting with pottery in 1985 at the age of 15. She was inspired
by her Mother-in-law, Marilyn Ray-Henderson, who is one of the finest
clay sculpture artists hand making storytellers today .
Aggie specializes in hand making traditional storytellers with natural
paints and clays. She also makes a wide variety of various clay sculptures
and will on occasion paint on ceramic pottery. Marilyn Ray-Henderson
taught Aggie all the fundamentals of pottery making, like: where to
dig up the clay and how to clean, mix, shape, paint, and fire her pottery
sculptures using ancient methods. Aggie has perfected her pottery making
skills through the years. Aggie signs her pottery as: “Aggie”,
Acoma NM, followed by the year the pottery was made.
Aggie is related to the following artists: Crystal Poncho, Tina Poncho
(sisters), Chris S. Martinez (mother), and Yolanda Paytiamo (aunt).
-Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial 2nd place
-New Mexico State Fair
-Southern Pueblo Pottery 2,000 Artist Biographies