Lewis, Lucy – Jar with Mountain & Bird Designs (1970’s)
Lucy Lewis is one of the great Matriarch potters of the 1900s. This jar is wide with a sharp shoulder. The designs are all derived from classic Acoma imagery. There are mountain and cloud patterns above the shoulder of the bowl. Below are bird and plant designs. The red is a clay slip, while the black is bee-weed (a plant). For a smaller bowl, it is a very tightly painted piece. 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.