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Signed on BottomSome Paint Loss. We recently acquired a lot of Acoma Pueblo pottery by a few different artist.
We will be listing them all separately so please be sure to check out the other listings. All hand crafted and hand painted, these pieces of Pueblo art are highly desired and collectible all over the world. This turkey seek pot measures approx. 4 3/4" high by 4 1/4" across and 5 deep.It's painted with feathers, geometric and circular markings. There is some paint loss but overall in good condition. Please be sure to look carefully at all photos offered for added details. A history of the artist as well as Pueblo art is listed below so please continue scrolling. Here is a brief history about the artist as found on Wiki: Lucy Martin Lewis (1890/8March 12, 1992) was a Native American potter from Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico. She is known for her black-on-white decorative. Keep scrolling there are 13 pictures and. More description beneath the photos below! Ceramics made using traditional techniques. Lewis began making pottery at age eight, after studying with her great aunt, Helice Vallo. 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 the brush 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 Anasazi and Mogollon culture potsherds. Lewis did not speak any English. Her final art show was the 1991 SWAIA Indian Market in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Native American pottery making is passed down the matriarchal line, mothers, grandmothers, and aunts teach kin. Originally, the pottery was meant to be used for ritual purposes, or serve practical needs such as holding their food or water.
It was only during Lewis' time that pottery came to be appreciated as art. Even though Acoma Pueblo potters did not sign their work, Lewis began to sign hers in 1950. This act of independence created controversy within her community.
King Galleries in NM Acoma Pueblo English Pronunciation: "Akk-uh-muh" Traditional Name: Haaku Acoma Pueblo is situated on top of a mesa, hundreds of feet above the surrounding land. It commands a breath-taking view of the countryside, other mesas and the distant mountains - no wonder it is called Sky City.
Like the hillside towns of Italy, the location was chosen for protection from marauding enemies, but the incredible beauty of this panoramic view of the world must have had something to do with the decision for the Indian people have an intense visual sensitivity, which anyone familiar with their art can easily attest. Acoma, which means People of the White Rock, has been inhabited since before the twelfth century. Most of the present day people have residences in other parts of the reservation or in several farming villages but at no time is the Pueblo on the mesa without several families living in the old houses and caring for the Franciscan mission church of San Estevan, established in 1629 which, with the entire Pueblo has been proclaimed a National Historical Landmark. The ancient cemetery still stands outside the church, surrounded by an integrating wall surmounted by guardian heads.The thin walled and delicately decorated pottery of Acoma is among the most prized of Indian crafts. Many fine pieces are on display and for sale in the Visitors Center at the base of the mesa. The Center has a fine museum and features One Thousand Years of Clay, Pottery and History. San Pedros day is celebrated in June. James and the Corn Dances of Santa Anas day is in July. In a 8 x 8 x 8 box. Facts about Estate Auctions Inc. Over 10,000 repeat buyers. Please note: We put up a very ecclectic collection of items and are not experts in every area, so descriptions are our best guess as to what something is. Check back everyday to see our latest offerings! We put YQZ in each of our titles. We are Trading Assistants - We call sell items for you! We have worked very hard to build our little business and it is very important to us. We try and do business the old fashioned way and have a rather simple outlook.
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The item "Original Native American Pueblo Pottery Acoma Turkey Seed Pot Lucy Lewis#3 yqz" is in sale since Saturday, December 19, 2015. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Pottery".The seller is "estateauctionsinc" and is located in Seaford, Delaware. This item can be shipped worldwide.