Jerry Hopkins Velarde is a native New Mexican. Her roots are in northern New Mexico, in the village of Velarde. She grew up there and in Albuquerque.

Jerry began working in clay over forty years ago. The drawings in her book, Carved Clay, are a reference for her as she begins to carve a new piece.

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