(late 20th century)
Cliff Roller is active/lives in New Mexico. Cliff Roller is known for Santa Clara Pottery.
Biography Cliff Roller
Cliff Roller of Santa Clara Pueblo in New Mexico is the grandson of
Margaret Tafoya. Following are comments by Cliff Roller, courtesy
We don't know any other way but the traditional
way of making pots. Is it the hard way? I don't know, it just the only way we work here. Making a pot takes
a lot of work, and it's not terribly scientific, I suppose. People say that if the traditional method of forming,
polishing, or firing, is so difficult, why don't you try an easier way. We don't know any other way, that's the
way it's done. We understand this way, the traditional way.
Moisture is our worst enemy. If a piece is not absolutely dry it will be destroyed in the firing, an
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