E ARLY HAND PAINTED POTTERY BY. DOUBLE SIGNED- INSIDE THE POT AND ON THE BOTTOM. Very early museum quality piece. These early pieces are very hard to come by and are handmade and do show signs of ware.
Pottery measures 3 1/4" inches high by 3 3/4" inches wide. Biographical information on Lucy Lewis. Lewis's pottery is made from a gray claybody and formed by hand using coils. After the pot is shaped and dried, a white slip is applied. Without the slip the mineral paints would run off the pot.
Next the design is applied using mineral paints and a brush made from yucca holds more paint and makes finer lines than regular brushes bought at a store. Finally on a day when the weather is right for a firing, a small number of finished pieces are carefully pit-fired. Some pieces will end up cracked, the background on others will be gray rather than white (these will need to be refired), but a few will be wonderful. After going through this process one learns why these pieces should be well taken care of and carefully preserved. Lewis's pottery featured innovative designs and she has been compared to Pablo Picasso.Lewis was known for the animals, and line designs she drew on her pottery. Her work is influenced by the color of the sky, along with her Native American culture. Lewis was mostly self-taught and her art was natural and innate. Lewis specialized in small pots that were usually six to twelve inches in height.
In 1992, the price range for her pottery was listed as between one hundred and several thousand dollars. Lewis' tribe, the Acomas, considered the clay she used for her pottery to be sacred. The creation of a single pot could take as long as two to three weeks. In 1983, Lucy Lewis was given New Mexico's Governor's Award for outstanding personal contribution to the art of the state. In 1977, she was invited to the White House.
Her work is part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution. Her designs are inspired by. I WILL BE LISTING MANY COLLECTIBLE AND HIGH END ITEMS FROM MY OWN PERSONAL COLLECTIONS. THESE ITEMS ARE ALL METICULOUSLY SELECTED BY ME AND HAVE BEEN A SOURCE OF GREAT SATISFACTION FOR SOME TIME. YOU WILL RARELY IF AT ALL SEE THESE FINE EXAMPLES OF DIFFERENT COLLECTIONS FOR SALE.
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The item "Lucy Lewis Hand Painted Vintage Pottery" is in sale since Monday, July 31, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Pottery".The seller is "turquoisemountain" and is located in Dallas, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.