Melissa Antonio, member of the Red Corn Clan and the Sun Clan, was born into the Acoma Pueblo in 1965. She was raised in the traditional way and was taught to respect the Mother Earth, all its creatures, and the clay that it provides.She sparked an interest in becoming an artisan by observing her mother, Lillie Concho, at the age of 12. Lillie taught Melissa the process of gathering clay, preparing the clay and making natural colors from other natural pigments.
By the time Melissa was 23, her skills had improved and her art reflected her experience as a fine artisan. Melissa specializes in hand coiling the traditional black on white eye dazzler patterns.
Her pottery is constructed by methods used by her ancestors. Melissa will accent her pottery by adding a kokopelli band down the side of her pottery on occasion. She signs her pottery: M. This Item Is Also For Sale In My Showroom Floor, So The Listing Can End At Any Moment.The item "Native American Indian Acoma Eye Dazzler Traditional Pottery By Melissa Antonio" is in sale since Tuesday, June 26, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Pottery". The seller is "indiantreasures86" and is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This item can be shipped worldwide.