Red Corn Pollen
H x 4" D
Betty Jean Fragua (signs B.J.
Fragua) is of the Jemez Corn Clan and has been active as a potter
since 1980 working with traditional polychrome and stone polished
sgraffito redware and matte tanware bowls. She was taught by
her famous mother, Juanita Fragua, whose work is highly valued
and widely collected.
These pots have fantastic
artwork - precise and clean, plus a highly polished surface.
The art work is extremely time intensive with some graphics being
composed from hundreds of tiny paint strokes. B.J.'s work is
also widely collected and, like her mother, she is able to command
a fair value price commensurate with her talent and years of
Beginning in 1984, Betty Jean
has exhibited and won numerous awards at the Santa Fe Indian
Market, the Inter-tribal Indian Ceremonial, and the Eight Northern
Indian Pueblos Arts & Crafts Fair.
Her work is included in Dr.
Gregory Schaafs Southern Pueblo Pottery; Hayes & Bloms
Southwestern Pottery: Anasazi to Zuni; Contemporary Pueblo &
Navajo Pottery by Berger & Schiffer; and Lillian Peasters
Families in Pueblo Pottery.