Jemez - laguna Pueblo
Leonora Lupe Lucero-Loretto, “Sun Flower”,
is a full blooded Native American Indian. Lupe was born in 1943. She
is half Jemez and half Laguna.
She began making her pottery sculptures at the age of 34. Lupe was inspired
to make pottery by her sister, Dorothy Trujillo.
Lupe specializes in the handmade humorous Koshari storytellers, but
does not limit herself to that. She also hand coils nativity's and other
She gathers her own clay, sand, and other natural pigments from the
hills within the Jemez pueblo, then, she cleans the clay, mixes sand
with clay together, and begins to hand coil her sculptures. Lupe also
paints her art with the natural colors that she hand mixes as well,
and finally, she fires her art the traditional way, outdoors. She add
corn stalks to add a bit of flare to her work.
Lupe signs her pottery as: L Lupe L Lucero.
Lupe is also related to the following artists: Alma Concho, Marie Loretto,
Fannie Loretto, and the late Mary Toya (all sisters).
-New Mexico State Fair 1st Place
-Southern Pueblo Pottery 2,000 Artist Biographies
-The Pueblo Storyteller
-Storytellers and Other Figurative Pottery