Carol G. Lucero Gachupin
- Well-known potter from Jemez Pueblo
- Specializes in Storytellers
- Was commissioned by Missouri State University Museum of Anthropology in 2017 to create a large storyteller for permanent exhibit, and has works sold regularly through the Smithsonian’s museum stores
- Best of Show, San Juan Bautista Fine Arts and Quality Crafts Festival 1996
- 1st Place, Southwest Indian Art Fair, Arizona Museum 1996
- 2nd Place, New Mexico State Fair 2002
Carol G. Lucero Gachupin (b. 1958) is a well-known Jemez Pueblo potter who learned the art from her mother, Margaret Lucero, and acclaimed pottery artist Marie Romero. Carol loved to draw as a kid, and attended drawing classes after school led by renowned artist Alfred “Al” Momaday, father of N. Scott Momaday, Ph.D., the first Native American to win a Pulitzer Prize for literature.
Carol uses traditional pottery methods passed down through generations, first making her own natural clay and pigments, then molding and painting her figures by hand, and finally firing outdoors.
Inspired by memories of her grandfather telling stories around the fire and dinner table, Carol specializes in storyteller figures, and is known for the incredible level of detail and sophisticated painting in her figurines.