Contemporary and Traditional Native American Hand Made
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1412 Solano Avenue Albany CA 94706

Award-winning Zuni Carver: Kateri Sanchez

Saturday October 12, 2019 - Sunday October 13, 2019

Saturday, October 12th - 11am to 6pm & Sunday, October 13th - 11am to 5pm


Gathering Tribes: 1412 Solano Avenue, Albany CA (510) 528-9038



The good news is that Kateri Sanchez won another award, Best of Division and 1st Place at Indian Market, at the SWAIA Indian Market this year!  The even better news is that we are happy to welcome her back to Gathering Tribes. 


(see photos below)


Kateri comes from the internationally known Quandelacy family of Zuni carvers.  Her mother was Georgia Quandelacy, her aunts and uncles include Sandra, Faye, Albenita, Avery and Stewart Quandelacy.  The Quandelacy family is widely known and respected due to the exquisite fetishes their family has been carving for generations. 


Kateri began carving corn maidens at nine years old with the help of her Aunt Faye.  "My mom tried teaching me to carve bears and turtles, but I loved the corn maiden", said Kateri, "I became serious about carving at the age of 21 and applied to Indian Market in 2007 on my own.  I won 1st Place that year and also 1st Place at the Gallup Ceremonial that same year."  She has gone on to win many awards for her impeccable carvings, and says, "Animals carvings are relatively new for me.  I started doing frogs last year and sort of branched out...a few buffaloes, then owls and bears.  Owls, have since then become my absolute favorite thing to carve.  But, I still love the corn maidens because they're what I started with."





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