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Acoma pottery is thin-walled and strong, and is traditionally characterized by a brilliant white background.  Its potters were among the most celebrated of the past century, and remain so today.

Acoma Pueblo is located 50 miles west of Albuquerque in New Mexico.



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Antonio, Mildred 
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Acoma Pueblo wedding vase by Mildred Antonio
Acoma Pueblo wedding vase by Mildred Antonio
 

Mildred Antonio, Eagle Clan, Acoma Pueblo, b. 1937.
 
Completely handcoiled wedding vase by this highly acclaimed master.
 
Height: 7 1/2
Diameter: 8 3/4"


#4854

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Aragon, Florence 
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Acoma Pueblo polychrome parade pot by Florence Aragon
Acoma Pueblo polychrome parade pot by Florence Aragon
 

Florence Aragon, b. 1929.
 
Very fine polychrome olla by this elder master.  Parrot and Deer-in-His-House motif.  Excellent form and design detail in this traditional parade pot.  Has expertly repaired damage on the shoulder.
 
Orange and black over white background.
 
Height: 9"
Diameter: 10 1/4"


#7068

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Artist Unknown 
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Acoma Pueblo polychrome olla by unknown artist (Marie Juanico?)
Acoma Pueblo polychrome olla by unknown artist (Marie Juanico?)
 

Fine large olla with unusual fluted rim.  Polychrome in classic parrot/bird and floral motif with rainbow band.
 
Sienna, orange and brown over cream background.
 
Signed, but the signature is not known to us.
 
Height: 12"
Diameter: 10"


#7654

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Begay, Westly 
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Acoma Pueblo seed pot by Westly Begay
Acoma Pueblo seed pot by Westly Begay
 

Westly Begay, Navajo, b. 1965, married into Acoma Pueblo.
 
Large polychrome seed pot in parrot, butterfly, lizard and floral designs with rainbow band.
 
Red, orange and black over stippled yellow/buff background.
 
Height: 7 3/4"
Diameter: 8"


#7612

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Cerno, Barbara and Joseph 
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Acoma Pueblo polychrome parade pot by Barbara and Joseph Cerno
Acoma Pueblo polychrome parade pot by Barbara and Joseph Cerno
 

Barbara (Eagle/Antelope Clans, b. 1951) and Joseph (Roadrunner Clan, b. 1947) Cerno.
 
Exceptional traditional parade pot by this famed couple.  Polychrome in classic parrot and floral design with rainbow arcs.
 
Sienna, buff/orange and black over white background.
 
Height: 7 1/2
Diameter: 8 3/4"


#6414

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Concho, Rachel 
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Rachel Concho, Roadrunner and Eagle Clans, b. 1936

Well-formed seedpot in a Mimbres quail design

Height: 2 1/8"
Diameter: 3 1/2"



#9191

Garcia, Jessie 
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Acoma Pueblo canteen by Jessie Garcia
Acoma Pueblo canteen by Jessie Garcia
 

Jessie Garcia, Sun Clan, ca. 1910 - 1990.
 
Jessie Garcia is recognized, along with her contemporaries Lucy Lewis and Marie Chino, as one of the most influential Acoma potters of the past century.  Among her accomplishments was the revival of the ancient corrugated whiteware pottery style represented by this exceptional canteen.
 
Small chip on lip (~ 1/2" by 5/8")
 
Height: 9 1/8
Diameter: 9"


#7592

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Garcia, Myron 
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Fantastic polychrome olla in parrot, hummingbird, butterfly and floral designs.  Unusual tall scalloped neck.  Myron is a major emerging talent at Acoma Pueblo.

Height: 9"
Diameter: 9 1/2"



#9187

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Garcia, Sarah 
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Sarah Garcia, Turkey Clan, b. 1928.

Fine thin-walled olla with a very precise design by one of the most highly respected elders of Acoma Pueblo.

Height: 7"
Diameter: 8 1/2"



#5209

Garcia-Rustin, Shawna and Rustin, Patrick 
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Acoma Pueblo olla by Shawna Garcia-Rustin and Patrick Rustin
Acoma Pueblo olla by Shawna Garcia-Rustin and Patrick Rustin
 

Shawna Garcia-Rustin, Red Corn Clan, b. 1969.
 
Another exquisite piece by Shawna and her husband Patrick.  Their talent can be clearly seen on this  finely-crafted olla.
 
Height: 5 1/4"
Diameter: 6 1/4"


#7322

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Garcia-Rustin, Shawna and Rustin, Patrick 
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Acoma Pueblo fineline olla by Shawna Garcia-Rustin and Patrick Rustin
Acoma Pueblo fineline olla by Shawna Garcia-Rustin and Patrick Rustin
 

Shawna Garcia-Rustin, Red Corn Clan, b. 1969.
 
Shawna and her husband Patrick (Apache) collaborate on their exceptionally fine pottery.  Patrick forms and fires the pots, which are noted for their ultra-thin walls.  Shawna decorates the pottery and is acclaimed as one of the finest contemporary painters of any Pueblo.  Note the wonderful applique on this exquisite olla.
 
Height: 10 7/8"
Diameter: 9 5/8"


#7569

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Histia, Eva 
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Acoma Pueblo olla by Eva Histia
Acoma Pueblo olla by Eva Histia
 

Eva Histia, Roadrunner Clan, 1914-2005.
 
Black-on-White olla by one of Acoma Pueblo's acknowledged masters.  Eva began her long career in 1922 and continued potting into her 90th year.  This olla was clearly made late in her life - it reflects the work of a very elderly potter.
 
Height: 6 3/8
Diameter: 8 1/4"


#4865

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Histia, Eva 
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Acoma Pueblo olla by Eva Histia
Acoma Pueblo olla by Eva Histia
 

Eva Histia, Roadrunner Clan, 1914-2005.
 
Another Black-on-White olla by one of Acoma Pueblo's acknowledged masters.  Eva began her long career in 1922 and continued potting into her 90th year.  This olla was also made late in her life - it reflects the work of a very elderly potter.
 
Height: 6" 
Diameter: 6 5/8"


#4952

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Joe, Loretta 
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Loretta Joe, Yellow Corn Clan, b. 1958.
 
Very fine polychrome olla by one of Acoma's best contemporary potters.  Parrot motif with rainbow band.
 
Perfect form and design are evident in this traditional parade pot.
 
Orange and dark brown over white background.

Height: 8 1/2"
Diameter: 10"


#4867

Joe, Loretta 
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Loretta Joe, Yellow Corn Clan, b. 1958.
 
Traditional handcoiled pot.  Loretta chose an unusual slip to give this olla an old historic period look.
 
Red and black over buff background.

Height: 4 3/4"
Diameter: 7 1/2"


#5460

Joe, Loretta 
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Acoma Pueblo parade pot by Loretta Joe
Acoma Pueblo parade pot by Loretta Joe
 

Loretta Joe, Yellow Corn Clan, b. 1958.
 
Traditional parade pot in ancient Tularosa Revival design.
 
Brown and orange over white background.
 
Height: 7 3/4"
Diameter: 9 1/2"


#7613

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Joe, Loretta 
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Acoma Pueblo parade pot by Loretta Joe
Acoma Pueblo parade pot by Loretta Joe
 

Loretta Joe, Yellow Corn Clan, b. 1958.
 
Traditional parade pot in ancient Tularosa-inspired spiral-and-step design.
 
Dark brown and rust over white.
 
Height: 7 1/2
Diameter: 9"


#7614

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Juanico, Marie 
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Marie S. Juanico, Yellow Corn Clan, b. 1937

Beautiful Parrot-and-Rainbow olla by one of the true modern masters of Acoma Pueblo

Height: 8"
Diameter: 9 1/4"



#9188

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Lewis, Carmel 
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Acoma Pueblo olla by Carmel Lewis
Acoma Pueblo olla by Carmel Lewis
 

Carmel Lewis, Roadrunner Clan, b. 1947, daughter of the incomparable Lucy Lewis.
 
Heartline Deer-in-His-House olla.
 
Red and black over white background.
 
Height: 5"
Diameter: 6 1/4"


#4959

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Lewis, Carmel 
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Acoma Pueblo bowl by Carmel Lewis
Acoma Pueblo bowl by Carmel Lewis
 

Carmel Lewis, Roadrunner Clan, b. 1947, daughter of the incomparable Lucy Lewis.
 
Black on white geometric bowl.
 
Height: 4 1/2"
Diameter: 6 3/4"


#7069

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Lewis, Dolores 
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Dolores Lewis, Roadrunner Clan, b. 1938, daughter of the incomparable Lucy Lewis.
 
Seed pot in parrot design.
 
Red and black over white background.
 
Height: 3 1/2"
Diameter: 3 3/4"


#7148

Salvador, Theresa Garcia 
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Acoma Pueblo olla by Theresa Salvador-Garcia
Acoma Pueblo olla by Theresa Salvador-Garcia
 

Theresa Garcia-Salvador, Red Corn Clan, b. 1964.
 
Fine Tularosa Revival olla in swirl-and-step design.
 
Black on white.
 
Height: 6" 
Diameter: 6 1/2"


#7075

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Salvador, Theresa Garcia 
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Acoma Pueblo olla by Theresa Garcia-Salvador
Acoma Pueblo olla by Theresa Garcia-Salvador
 

Theresa Garcia-Salvador, Red Corn Clan, b. 1964.
 
Another fine Tularosa Revival olla in swirl-and-step design.
 
Black on white.
 
Height: 5 1/2"
Diameter: 6 1/4"


#7076

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Sanchez, Santana 
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Acoma Pueblo bowl by Santana Sanchez
Acoma Pueblo bowl by Santana Sanchez
 

An exceptionally rare piece by the elder sister of Marie Zieu Chino.  Born into the Red Corn Clan in 1890, Santana started making pottery around the age of twenty, some fifteen years before Marie began her exceptional career.  The date of this piece is unknown.
 
Height: 6" 
Diameter: 8 3/4"


#5475

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Shutiva, Stella 
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Acoma Pueblo bowl by Stella Shutiva
Acoma Pueblo bowl by Stella Shutiva
 

Stella Shutiva (1939 - 1997) daughter of the incomparable Jessie Garcia, carried on her mother's innovations.  Her exceptional skill clearly shows in this difficult piece.
 
Height: 5" 
Diameter: 6 1/2"


#4259

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Unsigned Older Pot 
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Unsigned Acoma Pueblo olla
Unsigned Acoma Pueblo olla
 

Fine thinwalled older olla.  Unsigned, ca. 1950.
 
Bold geometric design in red and black over white background.
 
Height: 7 1/8"
Diameter: 8 1/4"


#7634

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Victorino, Monroe 
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Monroe F. Victorino, b. 1940.

Another of Monroe's fineline polychrome bowls.

Height: 5 1/2"
Diameter: 6 1/4"


#9239