Lewis, Lucy – Jar with Rain and Lightning Designs (1980s)
Lucy Lewis is one of the great Matriarch potters of the 1900’s. This jar is taller in shape with around shoulder. The designs are all derived from classic Acoma imagery. There are lighting and rain patterns around the shoulder. The neck has a cloud design and near the base, in red, are birds. It is a very fully designed piece of her pottery! It has been native fired and has a beautiful coloration to the white clay slip. It is signed on the bottom, “Lucy M. Lewis”. The black for the design is derived from bee-weed, which is a local plant. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. There is a very slight lean to the shape.