Folwell, Jody (b. 1942)
Jody Folwell has long been one of the important innovators in Pueblo pottery. She is a daughter of Rose Naranjo and the mother of potters Polly Rose Folwell and Susan Folwell. Her pottery can be found in museums around the country and her work has been featured in numerous books, including “The Art of Clay” and “Legacy of Generations”. Her revolutionary work of the 1970’s changed the surface of Santa Clara pottery with her distinctive firings, use of various clay slips and utilizing non-traditional design elements. Creative patina and a wide variety of subject matter in her designs, not only follow elements of traditional Pueblo subjects but reach out to current events of the world. Today, Jody continues to evolve in her art and each piece brings together different aspects of her long history of making pottery.