Santa Domingo Pottery Fish Bowl
Fish Bowl By Santa Domingo Artist Thomas Tenorio. This pieces features a clay bowl with hand painted fishes. This bowl measures 17 1/2 inches in diameter.
Santo Domingo Kewa Artist: Thomas Tenorio
Thomas Tenorio was given the Indian name of “U-Nah-Thee-Wah” when he was born into the Santo Domingo Pueblo in 1963. He felt that the ancient traditional methods of pottery making was dying within his pueblo so he was inspired to try and resurrect the long lived legacy. Thomas taught himself to make traditional pottery by reading textbooks, conducting one on one interviews with other pottery makers, research and trial and error. He now teaches classes on pottery making so anyone wanting to learn the art of working with clay. Thomas has invented his own unique contemporary style with cut-outs and new colors to the traditional Santo Domingo style. He makes a wide variety of shapes and sizes, paints birds traditional designs and natural pigments found within his pueblo. Thomas has won many awards at the Heard Museum Show, First Place Traditional Painted pottery in 2007, 2012 as well as the Santa Fe Indian Market, First and Second Place Traditional Painted Potter in 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015.