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Jordan Roller

Jordan Roller (b.1987) is certainly one of the young potters to watch. He learned to make pottery from his grandmother, Toni Roller, and his father, Jeff Roller. He is also a great-grandson of noted Santa Clara Pottery Matriarch, Margaret Tafoya. When Jordan returned from college, he began making pottery with his father, brother and grandmother.  His family all recognized his unique ability as a potter, and while he has been making pottery since he was a child, it is his recent work which has risen to a new level of sophistication in form, polish, carving and firing techniques.  His designs combine contemporary versions of traditional Pueblo designs, with bold polished and mat decorations around the pots. His distinctive carving techniques combine wide spaces, and thinly carved lines that provide a unique strength in each creation.