Loading the content... Loading depends on your connection speed!

kgs@kinggalleries.com | (480) 481-0187
Shopping Cart - $ 0.00

No products in the cart.

Acoma Pueblo English Pronunciation: "Akk-uh-muh" Traditional Name: Haaku Acoma Pueblo is situated on top of a mesa, hundreds of feet above the surrounding land. It commands a breath-taking view of the countryside, other mesas and the distant mountains - no wonder it is called Sky City. Like the hillside towns of Italy, the location was chosen for protection from marauding enemies, but the incredible beauty of this panoramic view of the world must have had something to do with the decision for the Indian people have an intense visual sensitivity, which anyone familiar with their art can easily attest. Acoma, which means People of the White Rock, has been inhabited since before the twelfth century. Most of the present day people have residences in other parts of the reservation or in several farming villages but at no time is the Pueblo on the mesa without several families living in the old houses and caring for the Franciscan mission church of San Estevan, established in 1629 which, with the entire Pueblo has been proclaimed a National Historical Landmark. The ancient cemetery still stands outside the church, surrounded by an integrating wall surmounted by guardian heads. The thin walled and delicately decorated pottery of Acoma is among the most prized of Indian crafts. Many fine pieces are on display and for sale in the Visitors Center at the base of the mesa. The Center has a fine museum and features One Thousand Years of Clay, Pottery and History. San Pedro’s day is celebrated in June. St. James and the Corn Dances of Santa Ana’s day is in July.

Showing all 54 results

grid
list
Antonio, Frederica – Tightly Painted Snow Design Jar

Frederica Antonio is renown for her intricately painted pottery. Each piece is coil built and then finely painted. Her designs are a series of fine vertical and horizontal lines which are then filled in to create larger images in the squares.  This jar is a classic olla shape with a slightly elongated neck.  There is an intricate mountain design painted around the neck.  The body of the piece has an angular checkerboard show pattern.  Separating the snow designs are wind patterns.  The jar is a classic Acoma shape and lends itself beautifully to this modern imagery.  The base of the jar is concave, reminiscent of the historic Acoma water jars that were carried on the head.  The combination of the thin walls and the tightly painted designs on her work is simply perfect and visually stunning!

$ 775.00
Aragon, Dolores – Mini Seedpot with Flower Design

Dolores Aragon is known for her miniature pottery. This small seedpot is painted with a flower pattern on the top. The design extends outward with additional flower petals.  While it is small, it is beautifully painted!  It is signed on the bottom.

$ 150.00
Aragon, Rachel – Jar with Parrots

Rachel Aragon is known for her classic Acoma pottery.  This water jar is a classic Acoma shape with a high shoulder and slightly turned in neck.  The jar has birds on two sides and the remainder is painted with a very intricate fine-line pattern.  The delicate lines are inspired by classic Acoma pottery from the late 1800’s.  The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay.

$ 400.00
Cerno, Barbara & Joseph  – Large Jar with Parrots & Rainbow

Barbara & Joseph Cerno are known for their large coil built vessels.  This large jar is a striking shape and painted with  birds and surrounded by rainbows.  The various colors are derived from natural clay slips.  The flow of design and the intricacy of the painting is simply stunning!   The jar is from 1986 and it is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. There is some spalling from the clay which can be seen in the photos.   Barbara & Joseph remain among the most renown contemporary Acoma potters for their revival of historic patterns..

$ 3,500.00
Concho, Lolita – Water Jar with Rain Designs (1979)

Lolita Concho was among those potters helping to revive historic Acoma pottery designs and forms in the 1970’s.  This jar is from 1979.  It is a traditional shape with the very round body and slight turn out of the neck.  The design around the neck is a cloud and thunder pattern. Below the shoulder is a fineline rain and plant design.  The fine lines are beautifully painted and the jar has a very traditional appearance.  It received a “First Prize” at the 1979 Deer Dancer Annual Pottery Show in Denver, Colorado.  The jar is signed on the bottom, “L. Concho”.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 225.00
Davis, Titus – Lightning Swirl Jar

Titus Davis is the son of noted potter Darla Davis and a cousin of Eric Lewis.  He creates coil built pottery that combines the classic fine-line designs with a modern approach.  This jar has a fineline pattern which encompass the surface of the piece.  There is a negative space lightning pattern which extends down from the rim and  breaks up this classic linear pattern.  It flows around the shoulder of the jar and created a dynamic appearance.  The jar has such a varied appearance as it is turned.   The shape and designs work perfectly together.  Titus is certainly a young potter to watch!

$ 120.00
Early, Max – “Ears of Corn: Listen” Book of Poetry

Congratulations to Max Early for the publication of his first book of poetry.  Max is a well known potter but also quickly become as famous for his poetry!

We currently have signed copies in the gallery!

“In Ears of Com: Listen, Native American potter and poet Max Early gracefully details both the everyday and the extraordinary moments of family and community life, work and art, sadness and celebration at the Laguna Pueblo of New Mexico.With in the four seasons-Ty’ee-Tro, Kushra-Tyee,Heyya-Ts’ee, and Kooka—the beauty of Early’s writing beckons the reader to accompany him on the journey between ancient and modern times.Including an historical Preface by the author,an Introduction by Simon J. Ortiz, and photographs of Early’s family and award-winning art, this debut poetry book is profound in its welcome and its teachings.

 ‘Early’s poems take us into the cultural continuum of a contemporary Laguna Pueblo artist. Each poem is pottery of words, complete with designs to bring rain, to remember and praise the earth and sky path we humans travel. Early’s poems are earthy, real and compelling. I keep hearing them, like songs emerging from the creative earth.”

-Joy Harjo, “Crazy Brave”, Mvskoke poet and musician

________________

‘We are thankful for these poems that cup us through the seasons,past the drought f a spiritual slumber. Like a weathered olla recalling the hold of cold water,we are replenished and bathed anew.We should heed our want and need to the bounty of their beauty and submit ourselves to the lessons therein. Shhh…the poems are speaking:Listen!”

-Levi Romero, “A Poetry of Remembrance and In the Gathering of Silence”, New Mexico Centennial Poet

______________________________

‘Poetry and pottery are art forms simultaneously ancient and yet made for the moment. The words flow like coils of clay to surround the reader and build a vision of the mind and soul of the poet. Potter Max Early’s poetry in ‘Ears of Corn: Listen” reveals much about life in his native Laguna Pueblo. More importantly it gives a modern voice to an ancient culture making it relevant for both a new generation and also those outside the Pueblo. The poems tell his story of how, “Breaking gender taboos didn’t turn me to stone” and the delicate balance he finds between embracing modernity and reveling in the past. The use of native Laguna words adds grace to the poems, much like a perfectly painted vessel; they lyrically draw the eye, create balance and provide a connection to the viewer. Not only is Max’s collection of poems worth a read, but a second read as well. The first time they may just seem pretty, but the second time the novelty is gone and the substance remains. Much like Max’s pottery.’
Charles S. King, Author of “Born of Fire: The Pottery of Margaret Tafoya” and “The Life and Art of Tony Da”

_________________________________

Max Early was born into a tradition of potters and clay. He creates traditional pottery in order to help save the art of pottery making in Laguna Pueblo.When hbegan to focus on writing, he continued his passion for celebrating his family, culture, language,and the enchanting New Mexico landscape.

Honors and awards for Early in pottery include a Fellowship from the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts;a Native American Community Scholar Appointment: Office of Fellowships and Grants,Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; the Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market judge’s Award in Sculpture; the Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial-First in Effigies/Special Elkus Memorial Award; and the Santa Fe Indian Market-First in Traditional Pottery/Wedding Vases.

$ 25.00
Early, Max – Jar with Fine-Line Patterns

Max Early is one of the few traditional potters working today at Laguna Pueblo.  His work combines tradition forms with a blend of contemporary and traditional designs.  This jar is inspired by an older Laguna jar with fine-line patterns.  The center of the jar has  bold geometric forms which are painted with lines.  The lines are both red and black. They are separated by cloud and mountain patterns.  The neck of the jar has cloud and rain forms along with small corn designs.  The jar is a beautiful shape with a slightly elongated neck and a rounded base. The the rounded bottom harkens back to the traditional Laguna pottery when the water jars were meant to be carried on one’s head.  Note as well his use of the various clays to create a “three color” jar!   The jar is also traditionally fired, which adds to the overall difficulty of the piece.  It is certainly exciting to see a potter who is inspired by traditional shapes and designs and yet has the artistry to create his own distinctive variation!

$ 1,800.00
Early, Max – Jar with Hummingbirds

Max Early is one of the few traditional potters working today at Laguna Pueblo.  His work combines tradition forms with a blend of contemporary and traditional designs.  This jar has as series of hummingbirds and flowers as the design.  The flowers, especially around the neck of the jar, are very traditional in Laguna style.  Note as well his use of the various clays to create a “three color” jar!   The jar is also traditionally fired, which adds to the overall difficulty of the piece.  It is certainly exciting to see a potter who is inspired by traditional shapes and designs and yet has the artistry to create his own distinctive variation!

$ 600.00
Estevan, Paula – Basket Weave Design Jar

This jar is thin walled and very tightly painted with an “op-art” basket pattern. The weave lines are in black, red and white and spiral around the surface of the jar.  The imagery goes from small at the rim to larger at the shoulder and then small again at the base. The jar has a classic water jar shape with the round shoulder and slight neck.   Paula has a wonderful ability to match the shape and designs of her work perfectly!

$ 575.00
Estevan, Paula – Basket Weave Design Jar

This is a thin walled jar by Paula Estevan.  It is very tightly painted with an “op-art” basket pattern. The weave lines are in black against the white clay background.  They spiral around the surface of the jar.  The imagery goes from small at the rim to larger at the shoulder and then small again at the base. The jar has a classic water jar shape with the round shoulder and slight neck.   Paula has a wonderful ability to match the shape and designs of her work perfectly!

$ 500.00
Lewis-Garcia, Diane – Jar with Butterfly Design and Handles

Diane Lewis is known for her tightly painted miniature pottery.  This is a larger piece of her pottery with a water jar form.  It is fully painted with a classic op-art butterfly pattern.  The jar has hands on both sides as the “handles”.  It is a striking combination of both form and design.

$ 575.00
Lewis-Garcia, Diane – Jar with Mimbres Animals

Diane Lewis is known for her tightly painted miniature pottery.  This is one of her larger vessels. There are four Mimbres animals painted around the neck. There is a rabbit, bird, turtle and grasshopper.  They are painted with additional clay slips to add color.  Surrounding the body of the piece is a stylized checkerboard pattern.  Each of the diamond shaped patterns is either fineline or with a star pattern or plain.  The rim of the jar has an additional kiva step painted design.  It is an exciting modern interpretation of classic imagery.

$ 300.00
Lewis-Garcia, Diane – Oval Seedpot with Fish

Diane Lewis is known for her tightly painted miniature pottery.  This is one of her distinctive oval seedpots.  The piece is painted on the top with two Mimbres style fish. Each of the fish are painted with fine-line patterns and various colors of clay slips . The two fish are separated by a swirling checkerboard pattern.  For a smaller piece, it is amazingly intricate!  All the various colors are natural clay slips.  It is an exciting modern interpretation of classic Acoma imagery.

$ 135.00
Lewis-Garcia, Diane – Polychrome Jar with Birds

This is a spectacular large jar by Diane Lewis-Garcia.  While she is known for her miniatures, this large jar captures her dynamic painting style.  There are numerous birds encircling the jar.  They are each intricately painted with various clay slips and complex designs.  The jar has a beautiful flow of imagery as it is turned.  Each of the birds is inspired by Acoma, Mimbres or Pueblo iconography.  All the various colors are natural clay slips.  It is an exciting modern interpretation of classic Acoma imagery.

$ 775.00
Lewis-Garcia, Diane – Seedpot with Butterflies

Diane Lewis is known for her tightly painted miniature pottery.  This miniature seedpot is intricately painted with swirl design that extends out from the top.  There is one section with intricately painted butterflies.  The  remaining sections combine both fine-line designs and various colors.  Diane often combines traditional and contemporary Acoma designs.  All the various colors are natural clay slips.  It is an exciting modern interpretation of classic Acoma imagery.

$ 95.00
Lewis-Garcia, Diane – Seedpot with Dragonfly

Diane Lewis is known for her tightly painted miniature pottery.  This is one of her distinctive seedpots.  The piece is painted on the top with an Acoma style dragonfly which is raised in relief.  The area around the dragonfly is painted with a star pattern with intricate fineline designs.  The various colors add to the visual striking nature of this piece.  All the various colors are natural clay slips.  It is an exciting modern interpretation of classic Acoma imagery.

$ 150.00
Lewis, Carmel  – Bowl with Heartline Deer

This bowl by Carmel Lewis is certainly inspired by the work of her mother, Lucy Lewis. There are four heartline deer painted on the bowl. They are charming with their heads turned and the little feet!  The bowl is painted with bee-weed (black) and a red clay slip for the arrow of the heartline.  It is always nice to see such a traditional bowl!!

$ 300.00
Lewis, Emma – Bird Effigy Figure

Emma Lewis was a daughter of noted potter Lucy M. Lewis.  This bird effigy figure is one that is inspired by the Chaco Canyon style figurative pieces.  The bird has a bowl for the “body” and the charming part is that the wings and tail are flat!  The wings are painted with simple geometric patterns.  The bowl is a wonderful revival of an ancient style with the artist’s own artistic additions!  The bird is signed on the bottom, “Emma Lewis”.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 350.00
Lewis, Emma – Bowl with Antelope, Deer & Elk

Emma Lewis was a daughter of noted potter Lucy M. Lewis.  This bowl is a classic of her style with thin walls and tightly painted designs.  There are four different animals encircling the bowl. There are antelope, deer and elk.  The bodies of each of the animals are painted with different designs.  The elk has an additional red clay slip for the body.  There is a cloud pattern extending down from the rim and a kiva step pattern extending up from the base.   The bowl is signed on the bottom, “Emma Lewis”.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 450.00
Lewis, Eric – Jar with Corn Design

This is a creative jar by Eric Lewis. The jar has a low shoulder and an elongated neck. The design on one side has a stylized corn plant which extends up from the base to the rim.  The other side has a stylized Crow Mother type of Katsina with the wings on the side of her mask.  As the jar is turned the designs flow into one another.  The imagery on this piece is precision painted and visually striking.  Eric is certainly one of the young Pueblo potters to watch!

$ 325.00
Lewis, Eric – Jar with Lizard Desigsn

This jar by Eric Lewis is a unique shape with a narrow base which expands upward to the high shoulder and slight neck.  The jar is painted with a two stylized lizards on each side. One is a negative design in the white and the other is a positive design in the black.  The imagery expands on the classic Acoma fine-line designs by making the lines thicker and utilizing small bits of traditional imagery.  The entire jar is fully painted and it is a striking “canvas” for his painting.  The jar is dynamic in that as it is turned there is a striking sense of motion in the pattern. The black and white are in perfect complement on this beautifully designed vessel.  

$ 275.00
Lewis, Eric – Large Jar with Spiral Design

This is a large round bodied jar by Eric Lewis.  The shape has a narrow base and a very round shoulder with just a slight lip.  Eric said that he wanted to try a different design style and so this piece has a single line which spirals and swirls across the surface of the piece.  There is a very contemporary feel to the jar and yet, the same sophistication of traditional Acoma pottery.  Eric’s bold painting works perfectly on this delicate form.   His innovative designs make him a younger potter to watch!

$ 700.00
Lewis, Eric – Long Neck Vase

This is a traditional style long neck jar by Eric Lewis.  The jar is an elegant shape with an elongated neck and a double shoulder.  The designs are plant style patterns which encircle the piece.  Eric’s bold painting works perfectly on this delicate form. Eric has taken the classic Acoma Pueblo designs and enlarged them and made them into bold graphics.  His innovative designs make him a younger potter to watch!

$ 425.00
Lewis, Eric – Seedpot with Hummingbird Design

This oval seedpot is by Eric Lewis.  The seedpot has a flatter form so that it is wider than it is tall.  It is fully painted with geometric patterns. On the top and bottom are hummingbird designs which are surrounded by plant patterns.  Eric has taken the classic Acoma Pueblo designs and enlarged them and made them into bold graphics.  His innovative designs make him a younger potter to watch!

$ 175.00
Lewis, Eric – Tile with Cloud Sprials

This small tile is by Eric Lewis.  The tile is part of a series of miniatures tiles he has made. Eric has taken the classic Acoma Pueblo designs and enlarged them and made them into bold graphics.  This tile has a stylized cloud spirals and angular mountain designs.   His innovative designs make him a younger potter to watch!

$ 50.00
Lewis, Eric – Tile with Stylized Birds

This small tile is by Eric Lewis.  The tile is part of a series of miniatures tiles he has made. Eric has taken the classic Acoma Pueblo designs and enlarged them and made them into bold graphics.  This tile has a stylized  birds which are the rounded sections with the points.  The birds are in both the white and black.  It’s a striking flow of designs in both a negative and positive image!  His innovative designs make him a younger potter to watch!

$ 50.00
Lewis, Lucy – Bowl with Fineline and Mountain Designs

Lucy Lewis is one of the great Matriarch potters of the past century. This jar is coil built and painted with bee weed (a plant) for the black.  The bowl has alternating fine-line painted rain patterns with triangular mountain patterns. The alternating designs create a dramatic appearance on the bowl.  This pieces is from the early 1980’s.  It has been native fired and has a beautiful coloration to the white clay slip.  It is signed on the bottom, “Lucy M. Lewis”.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  Lucy’s pottery can be found in museums worldwide, including the Museum of Indian Art and Culture, the Smithsonian (NMAI), the Denver Art Museum and others.

$ 2,000.00
Lewis, Lucy – Bowl with Geometric Designs

Lucy Lewis is one of the great Matriarch potters of the past century. This bowl uses more classic style Acoma imagery. It has the rain (lines), lightning and cloud (black triangular areas) patterns encircling the bowl.  It has been native fired and has a beautiful coloration to the white clay slip.  It is signed on the bottom, “Lucy M. Lewis”.  The black for the design is derived from bee-weed, which is a local plant. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 550.00
Lewis, Lucy – Bowl with Rain & Lightning Designs

Lucy Lewis is one of the great Matriarch potters of the past century. This bowl uses more classic style Acoma imagery. It has the rain (lines), lightning and cloud (black triangular areas) patterns encircling the bowl.  It has been native fired and has a beautiful coloration to the white clay slip.  It is signed on the bottom, “Lucy M. Lewis”.  The black for the design is derived from bee-weed, which is a local plant. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 800.00
Lewis, Sharon – Fine-Line Star Pattern Seedpot

Sharon Lewis has developed her own very distinctive style of design.  Her pieces are beautifully formed, thin walled and then tightly painted.  This miniature seedpot has a black and white fine-line star pattern.  She has such delicate lines on her painted pottery and it is reflective in this piece.  The lines create the star pattern on the seedpot.

$ 250.00
Sale!
Lewis, Sharon – Plate with Rain Design

Sharon Lewis has developed her own very distinctive style of design.  Her pieces are beautifully formed, thin walled and then tightly painted.  This is one of her few larger plates.  It has a red rim and a painted design in the center.  The rim is meant to represent the earth while the fine lines are the rain and clouds flowing down from the sky.  The plate is intricately painted and a striking balance of negative space in the design.

$ 350.00 $ 250.00
Lewis, Sharon – Seedpot with Checkerboard Pattern

Sharon Lewis has developed her own very distinctive style of design.  Her pieces are beautifully formed, thin walled and then tightly painted.  This miniature seedpot has a black and white checkerboard pattern on top and a multicolor one around the sides.  The colored sections are separated by a fine line patterns.  It is a beautifully painted miniature seedpot!

$ 120.00
Lucario, Daniel – Jar with Star Design

Daniel Lucario learned to make and paint pottery from his mother, Rebecca Lucario. This striking bowl is fully painted with an interlocking star pattern.  The pattern is highly detailed using finely painted lines on a white surface.  Note at the top and the bottom the plant pattern in the first and last row!  The jar is thin walled and the design works perfectly on the shape.  Daniel is certainly and exciting potter to watch from Acoma!

$ 400.00
Lucario, Rebecca – Jar with Op-Art Yucca Leaf Design

Rebecca Lucario is known for her delicate and intricately painted pottery.  This jar is a perfect shape to reveal her skill as a painter and potter. The high shoulder and long neck allow for the yucca leaf design to be painted in an “op-art” style.  The designs go from small at the neck to larger in the center and then smaller again.  Note how the designs and form are in perfect symmetry!  The yucca leaf design denotes the yucca leaf which is used to paint the design on Acoma pottery.  The last photo are actual yucca leaves that are used by the potters for painting.  The jar is signed on the bottom.

$ 800.00
Natseway, Charmae –  Seedpot with 4 Birds

Charmae Natseway is known for her exceptionally painted pottery and use of distinctive forms. This is one of her larger traditional seedpots.  The central design is a classic fine-line star pattern.  Surrounding the central star are four different Acoma style  birds.  Each of the birds are classic images seen on historic Acoma pottery.  They are surrounded by plant and flower motifs.  Charmae is both an exceptional potter and also among the best Acoma painters.  The fine lines and precision of her imagery is always a perfect match of form and design.

$ 550.00
Natseway, Charmae – Canteen with Avanyu & Lizards

Charmae Natseway is known for her exceptionally painted pottery and use of distinctive forms. This canteen is an oval shape and has has added a corn cob for the stopper.  The sides are painted with lizards on one side and an old style Mimbres avanyu (water serpent) on the other.  There are additional colors on the lizards which are derived from natural clay slips.  Charmae is both an exceptional potter and also among the best Acoma painters.  The fine lines and precision of her imagery is always a perfect match of form and design.

$ 400.00
Natseway, Charmae – Lidded Cylinder w/ Bird & 2 Lizards

Charmae Natseway is known for her exceptional painted pottery and use of distinctive forms. This wonderful seedpot is a cylinder form with perfectly formed sides!  The design is a bird and two lizards. The piece is very intricately painted. All the colors are from natural clay slips.  On the top of the piece there is a carved stopper along with painted designs.  The designs are painted with the four different colors she uses on her pottery.  It is a striking balance of traditional and historic imagery on a very modern form.

$ 425.00
Natseway, Charmae – Lidded Jar with Mimbres Inspired figures

Charmae Natseway is known for her exceptional painted pottery and use of distinctive forms. This wonderful seedpot  has flat sides and an unusual pyramid form.  The sides are each painted with a different Mimbres inspired figure.  One side has a figure that is part human, part rabbit. The opposite side has a figure and bees.  The opposite two sides have geometric patterns.    These surrounding areas are a black-and-white mountain pattern which emphasizes the form of the vessel.  The lid is painted black and completes the pyramid shape.  All the various colors are derived from natural clay slips.  It is a striking balance of traditional and historic imagery on a very modern form.

$ 500.00
Natseway, Charmae – Lidded Octagonal Seedpot with Lizards

Charmae Natseway is known for her exceptional painted pottery and use of distinctive forms. This wonderful seedpot  has flat sides and an octagonal shape!  The top is very tightly painted with 4 lizards.  The body of each lizard is painted with traditional Acoma designs and then highlighted with additional clay slips for the color. The sides are designs with a triangular mountain pattern. The lit is delicately carved and open in the center.  It is a striking balance of traditional and historic imagery on a very modern form.

$ 425.00
Natseway, Charmae – Seedpot with Rabbits

Charmae Natseway is known for her exceptionally painted pottery and use of distinctive forms. This is one of her few traditional style seedpots.  The piece is a flat shape and very delicately painted.  There are four Mimbres inspired rabbits as the design.  All the different colors are derived from natural clay slips.  They are surrounded by fineline and geometric patterns.  Charmae is both an exceptional potter and also among the best Acoma painters.  The fine lines and precision of her imagery is always a perfect match of form and design.

$ 375.00
Patricio, Robert – Large Jar with Rain & Plant Designs

Robert Patricio is known for his classic Acoma forms and use of both traditional and pre-historic imagery.  This is one of the largest pieces we have had from him.  It is a stunning jar with a round body and slight neck.  It is amazing what happens when an artist has more space to use for their painting!  This large jar has a cloud pattern around the neck.  Around the body of the piece is a complicated pattern with a “zig-zag” band of flower designs.  They are separated by rain, lightning and thunder designs.  Note the tightly painted fine-line patterns throughout the jar!  The inside of the rim and the base are both painted with a traditional red clay slip.  The jar is thin walled and perfectly constructed.  Robert is certainly one of the leading traditional Acoma potters working today which is evidenced by his stunning forms and complementary designs.

$ 1,500.00
Ray, Marilyn Henderson – Miniature Storyeller

Marilyn Henderson Ray is known for her intricate storytellers and figurative scenes. This storyteller has one baby along with a bird, butterfly and ladybug!  It is intricately put together and painted.  Note the little details like the concho belt seen on the side of her dress!  The piece is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It is signed on the bottom, “M. Henderson”.

$ 175.00
Roy-Keene, Adrianne – Corrugated Seedpot with Tularosa Swirls

Adrianne Roy-Keene is known for her intricately painted and carved miniatures. This seedpot is painted on the sides with a black and white Tularosa swirl pattern.  This design is derived from the pre-historic Tularosa pottery.  The top, however, is her hallmark pattern.  It is carved with a series of triangular corrugated patterns which get smaller as they approach the mouth of the piece.  It is amazing how detailed it is for the size!  The piece is signed on the bottom with her name inside a feather hallmark.

$ 700.00
Shutiva, Stella – Corrugated Owl

Stella Shutiva was renown for her corrugated pottery vessels.  Her corrugated style of pottery was inspired by pre-historic style corrugated vessels.  This is one of her classic owls. The entire body is corrugated with appliqué eyes, ears and wings.  They are a charming and whimsical style of her pottery.  The owl is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 500.00
Torivio, Dorothy – Large Jar with Spiral Design

Dorothy Torivio was among the first to utilize and then refine the “op-art” style in her Acoma pottery. She took classic Acoma patterns and then repeated them on a vessel, ranging the size from small to large and then small again, in accordance with the shape of the vessel.  This a stunning larger piece of her pottery with her classic elongated neck and the wide shoulder.  The form works perfectly to accent the changing scale of the design. The triangular pattern is a mountain or “sawtooth” design.  It is one of her more visually dynamic patterns. The jar is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It is signed on the bottom.

$ 3,800.00
Torivio, Dorothy – Mini Seed Jar with Butterfly Design

This is a classic shaped miniature by Dorothy Torivio.  She was was among the first to utilize and then refine the “op-art” style in her Acoma pottery. She took classic Acoma patterns and then repeated them on a vessel, ranging the size from small to large and then small again, in accordance with the shape of the vessel.  This a perfectly painted seed jar with a wide shape and designs on top and bottom.   It is a shape which Dorothy created to accentuate her style of painting!  The imagery is a butterfly pattern which encircles the piece.  Each of the “butterflies” is a combination of four of the elliptical designs.  The seedpot is signed on the bottom, “Dorothy Torivio” and it is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 475.00
Torivio, Dorothy – Tall Jar with Snow Flake Pattern

Dorothy Torivio was among the first to utilize and then refine the “op-art” style in her Acoma pottery. She took classic Acoma patterns and then repeated them on a vessel, ranging the size from small to large and then small again, in accordance with the shape of the vessel.  This is a very unusual design for pottery.  The imagery is a series of snowflakes at night. The use of more black (bee weed plant) gives the jar a more dramatic appearance.  The shape is perfect for her pottery as it shows off all the design!  The jar is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It is great to see one of her pieces this size again!

$ 1,500.00
Torivio, Dorothy – Tall Jar with Star Pattern

Dorothy Torivio was among the first to utilize and then refine the “op-art” style in her Acoma pottery. She took classic Acoma patterns and then repeated them on a vessel, ranging the size from small to large and then small again, in accordance with the shape of the vessel.  This is a very striking design for her pottery.  The imagery is a series of start.  The white slipped clay and the tightly painted designs give the piece a strong visual appearance.  The shape is perfect for her pottery as it shows off all the design!  The jar is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It is great to see one of her pieces this size again!

$ 1,550.00
Torivio, Katherine – Mini Seedpot with Star Pattern

This is a miniature seedpot by Katherine Torivio.  The seedpot has a star pattern on top and the remainder is fully painted with fine-line star pattern.  Note the delicate lines throughout the entire piece!  It is signed on the bottom.

$ 100.00
Sale!
Victorino. Sandra  – Jar with Butterfly Pattern & Fluted Rim

Sandra Victorino is  a niece of noted potter Dorothy Torivio.    Sandra has her own unique style of “op-art”, where the patterns start small, then get larger and then smaller again on the vessel.  These pieces reflect the variety and intricacy of her pottery designs. This jar has the white clay painted with the black bee-weed (a plant) and a red clay slip.  The jar is intricately painted with a op-art style butterfly design where the pattern gets larger and smaller near the mouth and base.  This piece is unusual with the fluted rim but creates a great visual appearance.  Sandra creates a beautiful sense of balance between the form and design.

$ 250.00 $ 150.00
Sale!
Victorino. Sandra  – Jar with Butterfly Swirls

Sandra Victorino is  a niece of noted potter Dorothy Torivio.    Sandra has her own unique style of “op-art”, where the patterns start small, then get larger and then smaller again on the vessel.  These pieces reflect the variety and intricacy of her pottery designs. This jar has the white clay painted with the black bee-weed, creating a very modern appearance. It is very thin walled and the design is a plant, butterfly wing and fineline (rain) pattern. The intricacy of the designs and the use of the op-art imagery adds to the sophistication of the jar!  Sandra creates a beautiful sense of balance between the form and design.

$ 2,000.00 $ 1,500.00
Victorino. Sandra  – Seedpot with Kiva Step Design

Sandra Victorino is  a niece of noted potter Dorothy Torivio.    Sandra has her own unique style of “op-art”, where the patterns start small, then get larger and then smaller again on the vessel.  These pieces reflect the variety and intricacy of her pottery designs. This jar has the white clay painted with the black bee-weed (a plant) and a red clay slip.  The jar is intricately painted with a op-art style kiva step and fineline geometric pattern.  Sandra creates a beautiful sense of balance between the form and design.

$ 250.00
Sale!
Victorino. Sandra  – Snow & Rain Design Seed Jar

Sandra Victorino is  a niece of noted potter Dorothy Torivio.    Sandra has her own unique style of “op-art”, where the patterns start small, then get larger and then smaller again on the vessel.  These pieces reflect the variety and intricacy of her pottery designs. This jar has the white clay painted with the black bee-weed (a plant) and a red clay slip.  The jar has a checkerboard snow pattern swirling down from the rim.  There is also a red lightning pattern and a very fine-line painted rain design.  The imagery starts small at the neck and then gets larger and then small again at the base.  The intricacy of the designs and the use of the op-art imagery adds to the sophistication of the jar!  Sandra creates a beautiful sense of balance between the form and design.

$ 800.00 $ 700.00
Mobile version: Enabled