Lewis, Lucy M. – Lightning Design Bowl (1980s)
Lucy M. Lewis is one of the great matriarchs and revivalists of Acoma pottery. This bowl is coil built and it is painted with one of her most famous designs. The “Lightning Design” was inspired by the ancient pottery from Chaco Canyon. The design is one that is free-flowing and covers the entire surface of the jar. The lines are tight and crisp against the white background. The bowl is signed on the bottom “Lucy M. Lewis”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks restoration or repair. As it is a later piece, it is not a perfect shape, but the painting is strong and detailed.