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Cliff Roller

 (late 20th century)
Cliff Roller was active/lived 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 of

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   ...  Displaying 750 of 5320 characters.

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Santa Clara Blackware Jar
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