- Acclaimed potter and artist
- Isleta Pueblo
- SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market
Tony Sangre (Isleta Pueblo) has lived in the Pueblo since the age of six. Known for his contemporary finely-detailed pottery design, Sangre uses a unique technique – carving with a dowel and pencil – to create his intricate and elegant designs. Sangre’s work is inspired by the beauty of his beloved Isleta and traditional crochet design.
Sangre’s contributions to Native American artwork began in high school when he discovered his passion for pottery. “I love pottery because there's no end to it. It's a circle. It's constant and it flows. With a piece of paper, you have to stop. In pottery, when you're making a bowl you keep going until it flows into itself. From a mass of nothing you make a vessel” noted Sangre.