This is a handcrafted Acoma Clay Pot by noted artist Sharon Stevens. Sharon Stevens also known as Butterfly or Turquoise is a member of the Bear Clan.She was born into the Acoma Pueblo 1960. Sharon was inspired to continue the long lived family tradition of making pottery from her grandmother, the late Lolita Garcia, and her mother Rosita Stevens. Lolita and Rosita taught Sharon on the fundamentals of hand making traditional pottery using the ancient methods of their ancestors. Sharon began experimenting with clay at the age of 15. Sharon specializes in the hand coiled Acoma Ollas.
She gathers her clay and other natural pigments from within the grounds of the Acoma Pueblo. Then she cleans the clay, mixes, hand coils, shapes, paints and fires her pottery. She fashions a yucca stem into a brush and paints her pottery using the natural pigments she gathered along with her clay. SSharon signs her pottery S.
Stevens, followed by a bear paw to denote her Clan origin. This hand coiled work of art measures 8.5 inches tall and is 32 inches in circumference at the widest point. The opening is approximately 6 inches around.You will receive the exact item pictured. We have taken pictures of this specific, individual item which is the exact item you will receive.
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The item "Acoma Native American Hand Coiled Pottery by Stevens SKU#216819" is in sale since Saturday, January 02, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Pottery". The seller is "turquoisecanyon" and is located in USA. This item can be shipped worldwide.