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Ray D. Garcia(Ray Duck)
San Felipe Pueblo

Ray D. Garcia Personal Artist Statement
Ray D. Garcia - Personal Statement

As a young boy in San Felipe Pueblo, Ray Duck,. gathered clay with his Grandmother. This began his learning with clay and pottery making. He then studied various types of ceramic pottery making at the University of New Mexico, learning to make pottery while using the ”wheel thrown” method.

As his interest in pottery making continued he studied with Clarence Cruz of Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo and Max D. Early of Laguna Pueblo.

Using Micaceous clay and native clays, slips and paints gathered in various places he creates pieces using ideas from the traditional bowls and pots to other pieces with a contemporary architectural flair.

Currently, he is involved with the School for Advanced Research (SAR), in Santa Fe, New Mexico, project involving the revival of San Felipe Pueblo and is a pottery consultant and Indian Advisory Panel member with the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC), also in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Watch video of Ray and his part in an online exhibit, "Evolution in Clay: San Felipe Pueblo Artists.


Credit and apreciation to SAR. This video is part of an online exhibit, "Evolution in Clay: San Felipe Pueblo Artists."

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