For almost four centuries the Móntez family has made Santa Fe its home. Since the 1600’s, family members have been builders, farmers, artisans, and those in the clergy.
Trish Booth and Leonardo Pieterse re-located to New Mexico from Oakland, California over 5 years ago, searching for a studio with a view.
My career as a potter began in the mid-1980s when Kathy (my wife to be) and I met and I began to help her with some of the “grunt” work in the studio – loading kilns, mixing glazes, recycling clay, etc…
Kathy Riggs and Jake Willson are two potters living in Ojo Sarco, one village up the mountain from Truchas.
There are so many ways to describe the pathway to calling oneself an artist and to permitting that artist inside to develop and sustain a vision. The stories that come to the forefront of memory differ from one day to the next.
I have a long standing kinesthetic relationship with fibers—I like to touch. It feels elemental, like something from another lifetime. Knitting, crocheting, reverse applique, embroidery, needlepoint, weaving, and sewing—I’ve dabbled in them all.
What is a woman from the suburbs of New Jersey doing in a remote Hispanic mountain village? Living her dream, of course!