Lowden, Anita – Bowl with Plant Designs (1960s)
Anita Lowden was a daughter of Jesse Garcia and a sister of Stella Shutiva. She was one of the earlier Acoma Pueblo potters to use Mimbres designs. This bowl is painted with bee-weed (black). The design has interlocking plant designs. It is an unusual pattern but creates a strong visual flow. We see very little of her pottery, as she passed away in 1970, just as the Acoma pottery revival was growing in excitement. However, the work we have had of hers is always beautifully painted and thin-walled. It was traditionally fired so there are some color variations on the surface. The bowl is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. It is signed on the bottom, “Anita Lowden”.