Craftsmanship: Hand Carved Pottery; Meticulously Hand Painted. Signed on Bottom by Artisan. Exclusive & Unique; Pottery is the Only One in the World Just like this one!! Excellent larger pottery bowl by award-winning Acoma Pueblo Indian Pottery artist, Paula Estevan.Extremely thin-walled hand-coiled pottery with a VERY attractive geometrically painted design. The pottery of Acoma is strongly recognized for fluted rims, thin walls and geometric design. Potters of the pueblo implement similar techniques found in the local region, from collecting of the clay material from limited sources, forming the vessel for specific use, decorating with patterns and design by hand, to firing the pot at high temperature. Even though these pots were traditionally hand-coiled, with hand-mixed clay and custom slip, some contemporary potters have chosen to save time and energy while constructing stunning pieces by using molds.
It is also not unusual for pots to be kiln fired, rather than the traditional method, but the expression of the individual artist lies in the manner in which they chose to represent their art form. The dfference can often be seen and felt since custom pieces tend to be thinner, lighter, and have a coarse interior. Regardless of the approach, the hand painted design selection varies. Thraditional designs include rainbow bands, parrots, and deer; or a black and brown motif with geometric pattern and impressively accurate fine lines.Orange and black are traditional colors, however, current artists have incorporated new, bright and vibrant colors as generations have passed. Hatching patterns symbolize rain, while lightning, thunder clouds and mountains are also represented. The influences of the cycle of life, water and sky are frequently used.
New designs have become more detailed to catch the eye. The pottery of Acoma, aside from its prized artistic value, was originally functional.Pottery provided storage, cooking, and eating. Water jugs were used by the men of Acoma for long hunting trips or camping. Other pots were used as seed pots to store seeds for planting in the comng years. Today the pottery of Acoma is not only revered and collecter for its unique artistic characteristics but also because of its immensely rich historical value. According to the 2010 United States Census, 4,989 people identified as Acoma.
The Acoma have continuously occupied the area for more than 800 years, making this one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the United States. Acoma tribal traditions estimate that they have lived in the village for more than two thousand years.
HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE PIECE OF ART AND GOOD INVESTMENT! These Pots Are an Excellent Investment and do Appreciate in Value. Compare your own financial investments over the past ten years to investments in pieces of Native American Indian and Mexican art and antiques! Please be assured that this item will be well packed and arrive to you in excellent condition. If you want to add to your collection, take a look at our Handmade MEXICAN-POTTERY.
Category where we have a wide selection of authentic pieces to choose from. Another thing that we at Elk Creek Trading are pleased about is the fact that by purchasing our POTTERY, our customers are also helping one of the most economically depressed areas of North America.The artisans in Mata Ortiz are living at a near-subsistent level, and by following fair practice trade rules with the potters, weavers, and woodcarvers we deal with we are helping to improve their way of life and, in fact, the entire Mata Ortiz economy. We have pottery ring stands to stabilize the round bottomed pot for display for sale >>>. Are hand built / coiled without the use of a potter's wheel. The shaping, polishing and painting of the clay is entirely hand done. All of the materials and tools originate from supplies that are available locally. The paints for Mata Ortiz pottery come from grinding minerals into a fine powder. Each Mata Ortiz pot is hand painted with a human hair brush. These brushes are designed to paint very fine lines and intricate designs.
The last step in Mata Ortiz pottery is firing. The preferred fuel for the low temperature firing is grass-fed cow manure or split wood. Firing is an art form - Mata Ortiz potters watch the smoke and flame color to adjust the heat while firing. Two different styles of firing is used for Mata Ortiz pots.
One is Oxidation firing and the other is Reduction firing. Each of these characteristics derive from the ancient pottery traditions of the region, however Mata Ortiz ware incorporates elements of contemporary design and decoration and each potter or pottery family produces distinctive individualized ware. Info on Casas Grandes/Paquime Renaissance Pottery from Mata Ortiz.We are excited to announce our expansion into another line of hand built pottery with an ancient history. Mata Ortiz or Casas Grandes pottery is some of the finest and most innovative in the world. It is said that the Pueblo people from what is now New Mexico and Arizona owe their knowledge of making pottery to the ancient ones from Paquime. It is with this knowledge, and the map of the cultures of that time, that we introduce and enthusiastically embrace some of the finest hand built pottery known today.
The clay is hand-dug, worked and formed into a continuous coil that builds the pots. The technique is called the coil and scrape method. No pottery wheels are used to create these pots, just the potters hands. The base of the pot was traditionally shaped within the broken bottom portion of another pot.
In contemporary times the bases are shaped on shallow plaster molds. The pots are allowed to air dry and then are sanded multiple times with increasingly finer grades of sandpaper.
This sanding compresses the clay and makes the surface very consistent to allow for the very fine painting. The pots, if they are to be the shiny black, are coated with a mixture of kerosene and graphite which is rubbed into the pot by hand then polished with a stone.These pots are then hand painted and fired, the ash is washed off, then the pot is signed. If the pot is to have a colored base it is painted first. The designs on this pottery come from the ancient culture of Paquime; people that create this pottery are descendants of those who lived in this vast southwestern area of North America. These were Puebloan peoples and some of their building techniques as well as their feathers, shells, and pottery making were passed on. The indigenous peoples traded knowledge and goods as they traveled and lived among one another. The pottery today has lines that are delicately drawn freehand on the varied shapes of the hand built pots and painted with tiny brushes made from human hair. The etching is done with common nails.
Its truly a unique experiment in combining contemporary methods with prehistoric tradition. This custom, lost to time, has grown out of the curiosity and ingenuity of Juan Quezada and others who have perfected the technique.
Mata Ortiz pottery is found in museums and private collections around the world, including the US, Canada, Japan and Europe. I dislike having to do that, so please pay promptly. We aim for five star service and want you to be happy - period.
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We are always adding new items! The item "Native American Acoma Indian LARGE Pottery Bowl Red White Black Paula Estevan" is in sale since Wednesday, October 19, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Pottery".The seller is "elkcreektradingllc" and is located in Kykotsmovi Village, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States.