Torivio, Frances – Jar with Cloud and Mountain Designs (1960s)
Frances Pino Torivio was known as one of the revivalist Acoma potters in the 1970s. As one of the Matriarchs of the pueblo, she was influential in teaching other potters at that time. This is a classic Acoma jar with a mountain and cloud design. The clouds extend downward from the rim while the mountains extend upward from the base. The inner rim and base are painted with red clay. The jar was traditionally fired with very light blushes to the surface. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. It is signed, “Mrs. F. Torivio” on the bottom.