LuAnne began her pottery making at the Poeh Center in Pojoaque Pueblo from 2009 to 2012. Using Micaceous clay, she studied under Clarence Cruz and Michael Bancroft and also with fellow student Ray D. Garcia. She still continues to take pottery classes at the Poeh Center when possible.
LuAnne has also moved on to use clay and slips from Laguna Pueblo which is where she is from. She received instruction in this area from renowned potter Max D. Early, her Cousin.
LuAnne continues to learn and improve her pottery making techniques while showing her work at the The Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, The Cherokee Art Market in Tulsa, OK, Red Earth in Oklahoma City, OK, Cahokia Mounds, Collinsville, Illinois and Southwestern Indian Art Festival in Tucson, Arizona.
I began my journey in the art of making Indian jewelry through my friend and fellow student, Ray D. Garcia. Since I have never had the opportunity to learn metalsmithing Ray taught me the basics of soldering, cutting, shaping and finishing pieces of jewelry. As I have been in jewelry class with Fritz Casuse, I have learned different ways of making and designing jewelry which has helped me as well. My future goals in jewelry are to learn to cast and also to learn inlay with different stones.
She began making jewelry with her interest in beadwork as a teenager. She made beaded earrings and some hair ties and also beaded pouches for traditional use. She is a newcomer to Indian jewelry and jewelry making in the use of different metals and metalsmithing.
She learned from fellow student, Ray D. Garcia, the basic processes of soldering and cutting and shaping metal into jewelry. She continues to show progress in the areas of making pendants, rings and earrings.
As I have been in jewelry class with Fritz Casuse, I have learned different ways of making and designing jewelry which has helped me as well.
My future goals in jewelry are to learn to cast and also to learn inlay with different stones.