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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 one of her figurative pieces. It is a clay pig. It is coil-built and patined with bee-weed and red clay slip. It was traditionally fired so there are slight color variations on the surface. The piece is signed, “J. Leno”. It is in very good condition and a charming piece of pottery by this important Acoma Pueblo potter!