Lewis, Lucy – Small Bowl with Figures and Cloud Designs (1970s)

2.5"w x 1.5"h

$ 250.00

Lucy Lewis is one of the great Matriarch potters of the past century. This small bowl is from the 1970s.  It is coil-built and painted with bee-weed and red clay slip. There are clouds and rain designs around the top of the bowl.  Below are four figures, each with a staff.  This piece shows the combination of  Mimbres and Chaco canyon styles with her continued interest in reviving historic Acoma imagery.  It is signed on the bottom, “Lucy M. Lewis”.  It is in very good condition with no cracks, restoration, or repair.

“There was a time a long time ago when Acoma pottery had almost died out. Lucy revived it, she kept it going. We saw photos of the Mimbres pottery for the first time in the late fifties. Lucy had been doing fine-line designs much earlier, from the sherds. She had developed several different ways of doing those lines. Some of her designs were similar to the Mimbres ones, and when she saw those she went on developing more of her own.” Dolores Lewis, Spoken Through Clay