Purchasing a piece of Felicia Fragua’s pottery will put you in good company. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Former President of the United States Bill Clinton each own a piece of Felica Fragua’s Storyteller pottery.
One of 13 children, Fragua grew up on the Jemez Pueblo in New Mexico and began assisting her mother at a very young age in the art of making pottery. Fragua is known for her Storyteller designs, Nativity designs, Kewa pottery vessels and Animal Storyteller designs. In the early 1980’s a collection of her Storyteller pottery was on display at the Smithsonian Institute.
Using two types of clay, Fragua forms each pot by hand. Fragua’s most famous designs are the Native American Storyteller, which is a figure usually of a woman, mouth open, who is surrounded by children and animals as they listen to the storyteller.