Joy Cain of Santa Clara Pueblo
(Elizabeth Joy Cain, Sun Reflection on the Lake)
"When I first started, I didn't know anything.
I just helped my mom [Mary Cain] and grandmother [Christina Naranjo].
I did all the dirty jobs for them, and then I got started learning
from the bottom up. I made little, crooked, tiny bowls and threw most
of them away I learned the polishing from my mom, and heard, "Do
it over", plenty of times. You've got to have a good stone to
do the polishing. Now, I like to work on big bowls, they're a lot
more fun. I enjoy the carving the best. It's like a big canvas, your
bowl, draw on it and carve it out."