Lewis, Eric (b. 1978)
Eric Lewis pottery is one of the more contemporary styles you find in young Acoma pottery today. Eric is a son of noted potter Sharon Garcia-Lewis, and the son of Bernard Lewis. His grandmother is noted potter Elizabeth Garcia. Eric has taken classic Acoma designs and simplified their patterns to use in a black-on-white style, which has a very modern appearance. Each piece is hand coil built to a thin shell Acoma, then sanded and smoothed before painting and firing. Through his design’s abstraction, you can see the wind, rain, lightning, bird patterns, and animal figures.