Leno, Juana – Bowl with Interlocking Stars and Corrugated Rim (1976)

9"w x 6.5"h

$ 850.00

Juana Leno is one of the four revivalist matriarchs of contemporary Acoma pottery (including Marie Z. Chino, Lucy Lewis, and Jessie Garcia). She was a daughter of Lupita and Jose Vallo and learned to make pottery from her grandmother Eulilia Vallo. This is an exceptional large bowl.  It is thin-walled and painted with a fine-line interlocking star design. The rim of the bowl corrugated with a triangular design and slipped with red clay. The bowl was traditionally fired, which gives it the coloration on the surface. The piece received a second-place ribbon from the 1976 New Mexico State Fair.  It is signed on the bottom, “J. Leno”. It is in very good condition and a creative piece of pottery by this important Acoma Pueblo potter!