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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.

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Chino, Marie Z. – Chicken Clay Figure (1971)

This is a unique large figurative piece by Marie Z. Chino.  It is a chicken and note the use of her classic fineline designs which create the wings. The body and tail are painted with feather patterns.  The unique part is that the chicken is signed by Marie Z. Chino and her daughters Rose and Grace. The piece is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It comes from the collection of Richard Spivey, known for his books on Maria Martinez.  Richard was good friends with Marie and her family and so that is probably why it is signed by all three.

$ 600.00
Lewis, Lucy – Jar with Heartline Deer (1970’s)

Lucy Lewis is one of the great Matriarch potters of the past century. This jar is coil built and painted using bee-weed, a plant.  The design consists of four heartline deer.  This imagery is a classic to both Acoma and Zuni pottery, with the heartline signifying the center or “heart” of the animal.  This jar is thin walled and delicately painted.  It was traditionally fired so the white has much more of a pearlescent coloration, which creates added depth.  The jar is signed on the bottom, “Lucy M. Lewis”.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 2,800.00
Chino, Grace – Miniature Canteen with Heartline Deer

Grace Chino was a daughter of noted potter Marie Z. Chino and a sister of noted potters Carrie Chino Charlie and Rose Chino. Over the years she won numerous awards for her pottery at Santa Fe Indian Market and her work was featured in the “7 Families in Pueblo Pottery” and in museums around the country.  This is a miniature canteen with a heartline deer on the front.  It is from the collection of Richard Spivey, known for his books on Maria Martinez.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 90.00
Chino, Grace – Miniature Wedding Vase with Heartline Deer (1971)

Grace Chino was a daughter of noted potter Marie Z. Chino and a sister of noted potters Carrie Chino Charlie and Rose Chino. Over the years she won numerous awards for her pottery at Santa Fe Indian Market and her work was featured in the “7 Families in Pueblo Pottery” and in museums around the country.  This is a miniature wedding vase with a heartline deer on both sides.  It is from the collection of Richard Spivey, known for his books on Maria Martinez.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 90.00
Chino, Grace – Mini Animals – Skunks, Chicken, Owl (1974)

Grace Chino was a daughter of noted potter Marie Z. Chino and a sister of noted potters Carrie Chino Charlie and Rose Chino. Over the years she won numerous awards for her pottery at Santa Fe Indian Market and her work was featured in the “7 Families in Pueblo Pottery” and in museums around the country.  This is a group of four mini animals.  There are two skunks, one owl and a chicken! They are all signed, “G. Chino”.  Each is from the collection of Richard Spivey, known for his books on Maria Martinez.  They are each in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 125.00
Peters, Franklin – Jar with Rain and Clouds

This is a delicately painted jar by Franklin Peters.  He is known for his thin walled pottery and use of traditional Acoma imagery on his pottery. The jar is coil built with native clay and painted with native slips. The design has clouds across the shoulder in half-circles.  Below the shoulder are fineline rain, cloud and bird patterns.  The black and white contrasting colorations give the jar a very modern appearance.  There is also an indented base which is reminiscent of historic Acoma pottery.  It is signed on the bottom.

$ 375.00
Aragon, John – Bowl with Mimbres Animals, Insects, Fish and More

John Aragon is known for his use of Mimbres imagery on his pottery.  This bowl is very tightly painted with various Mimbres animals across the entire surface!  There are insects, animals, fish, turtles, and on and on!  There are two “spirit animals” on the bowl, which are just outlined and not filled in. They are a rabbit and fish.  John has an amazing ability to fit so many images onto one piece and still have it look cohesive! The bowl is signed on the bottom.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 600.00
Peters, Franklin – Jar with Lightning and Bird Wing Patterns

This is an intricate jar by Franklin Peters.  He is known for his thin walled pottery and use of traditional Acoma imagery on his pottery. The jar is coil built with native clay and painted with native slips. The design has a medallion on each side with bird wing and lightning patterns.  Separating the medallions are rain and lightning patterns. There is a striking contrast with the black and white coloration.  There is also an indented base which is reminiscent of historic Acoma pottery.  It is signed on the bottom.

$ 400.00
Lewis, Lucy – Bowl with Bird Wing Design (1970’s)

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, Judy – Storyteller with Two Children

Judy Lewis is a sister of noted potters Rebecca Lucario, Carolyn Concho and Marylyn Henderson Ray.  She is known for her figurative pottery.  This is one of her storyteller figures. The storyteller has two kids and she is holding an open bowl with a lizard and ladybug inside.  There is a bird on her foot and another ladybug on her hair.  Note the wonderful detail on her dress, belt and hair.  There is a wonderful charm about the painting on Judy’s pottery.

$ 235.00
Garcia, Tema – Seedpot with Plant Design

Tena Garcia is a daughter of Rose Chino  Garcia and a granddaughter of noted potter Marie Z. Chino. This small seedpot has a stylized version of the red and white plant/butterfly design made famous by Marie Z. Chion. The seedpot has a flat for and the design is painted on the top.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  The bowl comes to us from the collection of Richard Spivey.

$ 100.00
Chino, Grace – Seedpot with Lightning Swirls (1970’s)

Grace Chino was a daughter of noted potter Marie Z. Chino and a sister of noted potters Carrie Chino Charlie and Rose Chino. Over the years she won numerous awards for her pottery at Santa Fe Indian Market and her work was featured in the “7 Families in Pueblo Pottery” and in museums around the country.  One of her most famous patters was the design on this seedpot.  It is a lightning design surrounded by a red rectangular pattern.  It is an early “op-art” style with the pattern going from small to large and then small again.  This piece is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Grace Chino”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It comes to us from the collection of Richard Spivey.

$ 300.00
Chino, Marie Z. – Turkey Clay FIgure (1970’s)

This is a large figurative piece by Marie Z. Chino.  It has her classic fineline designs which create the wings. The back has small Acoma sun designs and the tail is clay and raised.  The piece is made from native clay and traditionally fired.  It is signed on the bottom.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  There are some small areas of spalling.  It comes from the collection of Richard Spivey, known for his books on Maria Martinez.

$ 450.00
Antonio, Frederica – Large Jar with Rug Bands and Diamond Design Rim

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 high shoulder and a sloping neck.  Around the neck the design is a series of diamonds which are painted at an angle.  They are intricate and beautifully painted.  The body of the jar has star patterns above a mesa design.  Separating each of these sections is a band of cloud designs which are highlighted in red clays.  They create a striking visual contrast between the black and white on the remainder of the jar.  The classic Acoma shape also 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!  Interestingly, Frederica said that she traditionally fired this jar instead of using an electric kiln.  It doesn’t have much of a different appearance to the white than one that is kiln fired.

$ 2,400.00
Garcia, Shana – Jar with Bird Wing & Kiva Designs

Shana Garcia is known for her very thin walled pottery.  Each piece is coil built and painted with yucca to create the long thin lines.  This jar has a series of bird wing patterns as part of the overall design.  They swirl around the jar creating beautiful op-art imagery.  The rim of the jar is sculptured with three pieces of clay and a fineline bird wing pattern.  Shana said that this meant to represent the birds over the kivas.  It is striking how she is able to combine such traditional imagery with such a modern appearance!

$ 850.00
Chino, Rose – Bowl with Rain Designs (1988)

Rose Chino was a daughter of noted potter Marie Z. Chino. This large bowl is painted with rain and cloud designs. The bowl has a very modernist style with the angular painting.  The piece is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Rose Chino”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  The bowl comes to us from the collection of Richard Spivey.  It has his code number on the bottom that the piece was acquired in 1988.

$ 450.00
Aragon, Rachel – Rain and Rainbows Olla

Rachel Aragon is known for her classic Acoma pottery.  This water jar or “olla” is a classic Acoma shape with a high shoulder and slightly turned in neck.  The jar has a rainbow band encircling the piece in red.  Inside the rainbow are rain and tiny cloud patterns.  The delicate lines are inspired by classic Acoma pottery from the late 1800’s.  The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay.

$ 500.00
Garcia, Jessie – Very Large Owl Figure (1970’s)

Let’s just start with this owl figure being almost 12″ tall!  Jessie Garcia is one of the great names in Acoma pottery.  Between 1950 and 1970, she along with Lucy Lewis and Marie Z. Chino, led the revival of Acoma pottery.  There is a history of owl figures at Acoma but most are smaller and few are as detailed as the work by Jessie Garica.  This large owl is coil built and hollow.  It is painted with the red clay slip and bee-weed (black) and traditionally fired. The owl is signed under the wing.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It is an excellent piece of her figurative pottery.

 

 

$ 1,250.00
Garcia, Sarah – Fineline Bowl (1970’s)

Sarah Garcia (1928-2015) was born at Laguna Pueblo to Maria Trujillo.  However, she spent her adult at Acoma Pueblo.  She, along with Jessie Garcia, Lucy M. Lewis, and Marie Z. Chino, were largely responsible for the revival of Anasazi and Tularosa designs on contemporary Acoma vessels.  Her daughter Goldie Hayah continues making pottery.  This is a classic Acoma jar with very tightly painted fineline patterns.  Note how the fine lines create interlocking patterns.  The bowl is signed on the bottom, “Sarah Garcia”.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 475.00
Keene, Adrianne – Corrugated Seedpot with Fine Line Star

Adrianne Roy-Keene is known for her intricately painted and carved miniatures. This seedpot is painted on the sides with a black and fine-line star pattern.  This design is derived from classic Acoma 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.

$ 375.00
Peters, Franklin – Large Olla with Fineline Star Patterns

This is a visually striking larger jar by Franklin Peters.  He is known for his thin walled pottery and use of traditional Acoma imagery on his pottery. The shape is one of the classic forms of Acoma pottery. The high shoulder and the slight rim create the “olla” form. The jar is fully painted with a fineline interlocking star pattern.  Each star connects to the next. Note how they are all at an angle, which emphasizes the shape of the jar.  The entire piece is coil built and painted with a yucca brush!  The rim of the jar is painted black and has the traditional painted spirit line.  There is also an indented base which is reminiscent of historic Acoma pottery.  It is signed on the bottom.

$ 1,800.00
Peters, Franklin – Water Jar with Star Burst Fineline Designs

This is a stunning larger jar by Franklin Peters.  He is known for his thin walled pottery and use of traditional Acoma imagery on his pottery. The jar has a high shoulder and an elongated neck.  The designs are all painted with a yucca brush to create the very thin lines.  Franklin creates dynamic painted designs on his thin walled vessels. This jar has a series of star burst pattern which are between the interconnected star designs.  The closer you look, the more it is possible to see how it is a very intricate pattern on he has created on this jar!  The rim of the jar is painted black and has the traditional painted spirit line.  There is also an indented base which is reminiscent of historic Acoma pottery.  It is signed on the bottom.

$ 1,800.00
Lewis, Eric – Tile with Cloud Spirals

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
Aragon, Rachel – Fine Line Water Jar with Birds

Rachel Aragon is one of the remaining traditionalist potters working at Acoma.  Born in 1938, she is still making pottery at almost 80 years old!  Her classic olla (water jar) shapes have long been the standard for Acoma pottery, as well as her stunning painting. This jar is a new piece and while not quite as refined as some from the past, it still captures a dynamic strength to the shape and design.  The classic water jar from Acoma has the high shoulder and the slight neck.  It’s the painting, however, which is so beautiful on this jar!  There are small sections with classic parrots in panels.  However, it is the larger thunderbirds which rise up to the rim and are filled in with fine lines which capture the eye.  They swirl and round and energize this elegant jar.  It has the traditional concave base which was to make the jar wearable on the head.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay.

$ 750.00
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Paquin, Gladys – Large Jar with Triple Rainbow

Gladys Paquin is one of the revivalist potters of Laguna Pueblo.  Each piece is coil built, painted with bee-weed (black) and native clay slips and traditionally fired.  This large jar is one of her most classic designs.  The jar itself is thin walled and an exceptional form.  However, it is the polychrome rainbow pattern which is considered her most complicated and elegant design.  This jar has three interlocking rainbow pattern which encompass the surface of the piece. They are painted with two different clay slips and the brownish red color is polished.  This creates a visual contrast between the polished and matte surfaces.  The jar is signed on the bottom, “Gladys Sratyu’we Paquin”.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 2,600.00 $ 2,000.00
Lucario, Rebecca – Seedpot with Lizards

Rebecca Lucario is known for her delicate and intricately painted pottery.  This seedpot is a smaller piece of her pottery, but very creatively designed.  There are lizards on one half of the piece and the opposite side is impressed with dots, to represent the sand.  There is almost a corrugated feel to the surface of the white area of the seedpot.  The seedpot is signed on the bottom.

$ 225.00
Victorino, Sandra  – Jar with Butterfly & Flower 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.  The design on the jar is a series of butterfly patterns (the oval shapes), which create interlocking butterfly wings.  There are flower patterns and fine-line rain designs which separate the butterflies.  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.

$ 1,300.00
Natseway, Thomas – Mini Jar with Tablita Lid

Thomas Natseway is one of the most renown miniaturists in Pueblo pottery.  Rarely does he make a piece which is over 1″ tall or wide!  This lidded jar is inspired by Hopi pottery designs. The shape has a wide, Sikyatki style form.  The designs are Hopi birds and bird wings.  The tablita (the headdress worn by women) is painted with different designs on each side.  It is signed on the bottom.

$ 150.00
Natseway, Thomas – Mini 3 Lobe Jar with Bear Handles

Thomas Natseway is one of the most renown miniaturists in Pueblo pottery.  Rarely does he make a piece which is over 1″ tall or wide!  This jar is inspired by the Acoma pottery canteens.  The jar has three round sections and there are tiny bear “handles” on the top!  Both sides are painted with very intricate geometric patterns. One side has cloud patterns and the other water.  It is signed on the bottom.

$ 150.00
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!

$ 550.00
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
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 – 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
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).  The seedpot 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
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
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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 $ 100.00
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
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
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
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
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 – 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
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
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

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‘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

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‘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”

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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
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