Torivio, Frances – Face Jar (1960s)
Frances Pino Torivio was known as one of the revivalist Acoma potters in the 1970’s. As one of the Matriarchs of the pueblo, she was influential in teaching other potters at that time. This is one of her famous “face pots”. It is made as a bowl with the nose and ears added and the eyes impressed. The piece is lightly slipped with red clay and painted with bee-weed (black). The jar was traditionally fired with very light blushes to the surface. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. It is signed, “Frances Torivio” on the bottom.