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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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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
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
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
Chino, Marie Z. – Jar with Acoma Birds

This is a classic jar by Marie Z. Chino.  It has the classic rain and lightning patterns painted around the neck. Below the shoulder are bird designs which extend down to the base.  The flow of design is typical of Marie’s painting and part of what has made her one of the great names in Acoma pottery.   The jar is a traditional Acoma olla form with the wide shoulder and slight neck.  The jar is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Marie Z. Chino”.

$ 800.00
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
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 – 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 – 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
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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 $ 200.00
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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 $ 125.00
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
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, Lucy – Jar with Fine Line Star pattern (1970’s)

This jar is by Lucy M. Lewis.  It is from the 1970’s and it is painted with a fine line interlocking star pattern.  There are a series of interlocking 8 sided stars which interlock with the four sided stars. It is one of the most complex patterns used by Lucy in her pottery.  Lucy was well-known for the finely painted lines on her coil built pottery.  It always amazes us that she was self-taught and was able to create such extraordinary pottery through just examining historic Acoma and then later, Mimbres, pottery.   This jar is painted with bee-weed for the black and was traditionally fired. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It is certainly a classic of both form and design!

$ 1,650.00
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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 $ 175.00
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 – 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 – Plate with Starburst Pattern

This is an intricately painted plate by Franklin Peters.  He is known for his thin walled pottery and use of traditional Acoma imagery on his pottery. This is the first plate we have had of his work.  It is tightly painted with just the use of a yucca brush!  The lines create a star pattern in the center.  The ends of the star, at the rim of the plate, are very tightly painted with a fine-line plant pattern. It’s a visually striking combination of patterns.  The piece is signed on the back.

$ 450.00
Peters, Franklin – Seedpot with Star Pattern

This is an intricate seedpot by Franklin Peters.  He is known for his thin walled pottery and use of traditional Acoma imagery on his pottery. The seedpot is coil built with native clay and painted with native slips. The design around the body of the piece is an interlocking star.  The top has an additional old style star motif.  The contrast of the black and white works perfectly on this piece.  There is also an indented base which is reminiscent of historic Acoma pottery.  It is signed on the bottom.

$ 550.00
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 – 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
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
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
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.

$ 525.00
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