Vera Chino

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Vera Chino Ely (born June 27, 1943) is a Native American potter from Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico. She is the youngest daughter of Marie Z. Chino, who was also a potter. Vera learned from her mother.

In the late 1970s she worked with her mother doing fine-line painting on some of her pots. In 1979, she participated in the “One Space: Three Visions” exhibition at the Albuquerque Museum. A collection of her works can be seen at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.[citation needed]

Vera’s sisters, Carrie Charlie (b. 1925), Rose Garcia (b. 1928), and Grace Chino (ca 1929-1994), are all award-winning [clarification needed] Acoma potters.[citation needed]

Further Reading[edit]

  • Dillingham, Rick - Fourteen Families in Pueblo Pottery. 1994.
  • Schaaf, Gregory - Southern Pueblo Pottery: 2,000 Artist Biographies. 2002.

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