Tammy Bellson

  • Contemporary potter known for exuberant designs
  • Zuni
  • Sculptural pottery with raised elements
  • Lizards and frogs are her signature design
  • Southwest Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA) member
  • Santa Fe Indian Market participant
  • Heard Museum Indian Fair & Market participant

Tammy Bellson is a contemporary Zuni potter who has been creating remarkable handcrafted pots since 1988. She and her sister, Yvonne Nashboo, learned pottery-making from their grandmother. Bellson creates pottery in the black-on-white and reddish-brown polychrome styles. Lizards and frogs are her signature design and she is known for creating these animals in relief, adding a unique sculptural element to her work.

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