Lewis, Dolores – Seedpot with Mimbres Rabbits and Rainbirds (1970s)
Dolores Lewis is a daughter of renowned potter Lucy M. Lewis. Dolores is known for use of classic Acoma and Mimbres designs in her pottery. This seedpot is a round shape and painted with Mimbres rabbits on each side. It is imagery inspired by the Mimbres pottery of the 1100s. Separating them are Acoma-style rainbirds painted with thin lines. The seedpot is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Dolores Lewis” and it is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. There is one tiny area of spalling. While Dolores makes little pottery today, work remains some of the classic traditional pottery of Acoma pueblo.