My name is Prudy V. Correa. I am from the Pueblo of Acoma.
My clan is Red Corn from my Mother’s clan and Sky from my Father’s clan.
I have been making pottery since I was about 10 years old. I learned pottery making from my Grandmother, Marie Miller and my Mother, Mabel Vallo. I stayed with my Grandmother during the summer months. These were the times we would go gather clay in the mountains and go hiking to get the clay colors for her pottery.
I enjoy making Pueblo Nativity scenes and animal storytellers. I would like to make large pottery ollas because I have only made medium and small ollas. My artwork has been showcased at SWAIA Indian Market, Heard Museum, University of Arizona in Tucson, and other shows in the southwest.
“I am interested in teaching our young children the art of pottery making. My grand daughters are learning to make small potteries and hope they will also carry on our tradition of pottery making.”