Pete Ortega Angel


Each carving begins with a trip to the woodpile. With his trained eye, Peter puts his skills, passion, heart and soul into the piece using the same tools he has used for decades. Dedication to quality, crafts-man ship and a sincere desire to bring happiness to people shows through in each finished piece. The distinct style of this master Santero carries on the Ben Ortega family tradition.

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Cottonwood Carved Angel will make you smile and keep you safe.

Peter Ortega was born in Tesuque, New Mexico in the adobe home that formerly held the family gallery El Dulce Hogar (Home Sweet Home) to the world-renowned Santero Ben Ortega Sr. and Isabelle Ortega. His ancestors are of Spanish descent, which is important to the history of his folk art that is known both nationally and internationally.

It was from Peter’s late father Ben Ortega Sr. whom he received his training and mentorship some forty-five years ago. I learned everything from my father says Peter; he was a very patient man, he was truly my inspiration


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