Russell Sanchez is active/lives in New Mexico. Russell Sanchez is known for etched Indian pottery.
Biography Russell Sanchez
A native of Santa Clara Pueblo in New Mexico, Russell Sanchez makes his
pots from natural clay he finds at the Pueblo and using the hand-coil
method, is committed to being a traditionalist and respectful of his
heritage from his great aunt, the potter Rose Gonzales. As a
youth, he spent many hours watching the older potters work, and his
great aunt taught him the art of deep carving pottery that she had
revived in the 1940s and 50s. She also taught him how to fire his
pots and then display them for sale.
Sanchez is also very much 'of this world' and is an enthusiastic hiker,
rafter and kayaker and has navigated rivers in Africa and South
America. However, he always returns to the ceremonial life of his
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