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© Ely Abrums and Laura Walker

Cynthia Starflower, San Ildefonso Pueblo

Cynthia is the daughter of potter Carmelita Dunlap and Carlos Dunlap, born in 1959. Cynthia Starflower, since her mother’s death is second in line to Maria Martinez. She brought back the “Sunrise” brown pottery seven years ago after her brother Carlos passed away. She is also one of the last Grandmaster potters currently working in San Ildefonso Pueblo.  Cynthia’s sisters all make pottery too, as does her brother Carlos Sunrise Dunlap.  Her sisters are Linda Dunlap, Jeannie Mountain Flower and Martha Appleleaf.

Cynthia has been actively producing pottery since 1971.
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