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Gourd artist Robert Rivera has a talent for taking an object that is plain and ordinary, such as a gourd, and transforming it into a work of art. His heritage includes Apache, Spanish and French, and Robert is known around the world for his gourd work. Rivera was inspired by the arts of the Puebloans to create his own unique pieces.

Rivera’s journey as an artist began in the late 1970s when he saw a mound of gourds on the side of the road while on a driving trip from New Mexico to California. He began transforming these gourds, creating whatever he could think of, channeling the ideas and designs of the Native American people.

His work has evolved over the years as he is consistently finding new artistic purpose for his gourds. Rivera was successful in offering his Pueblo gourd art to the world and earned an immediate following. Between etching, dying, stitching, and more, Rivera’s gourds are always one-of-a-kind.

Robert Rivera is a talented artist who has an abundance of love for life and art. We are proud to be his exclusive distributor in Sedona. Visit our online store or stop in for Pueblo gourd art at Kachina House!