Sister to the Hopi Kachinas, was born into the Pueblo of the Acoma in 1956. She has been making pottery since 1984 and is a premier potter from the Acoma pueblo. Shyatesa was inspired to continue the tradition in pottery making by her Grandmother, Connie O. Cerno, at the age of 28 and her desire to revive the old historic Acoma Pueblo pottery designs. Shyatesa specializes in the polychrome traditional Acoma style pottery.Her favorite to design and paint is the traditional parrot & floral motifs. She will either hand coil her pottery or she will paint on ceramic ware. On her hand coiled pottery she will go in search of all the natural clays and paints available to her on the sacred grounds within the Acoma Pueblo. She has mastered the art of cleaning , mixing, coiling, shaping, painting, and firing her pottery. The hand coiled pot measures approx. 13 inches in diameter and 9 inches in height and is decorated with a superbly executed rendition of the Acoma parrot. Shyatesa is well known to collectors of eclectic Acoma pottery for her thin walls and impeccable painting.
We feel privileged being able to offer such a rare piece to collectors. The coloring of the pot is solid, and the line drawing very sharp.
The pot shown here is a signature White Dove creation that will enhance any collection of Southwestern Pueblo pottery. The pot is in excellent condition, with no scratches, chips. It does have a small firing demarcation in the wall (pic #7) towards the bottom side. It is circa mid 1990s. Southern Pueblo Pottery 2,000 Artist Biographies -National Geographic featured artist -Travel Magazine ongoing edition -Acoma & Laguna Pottery book by Rick Dillingham.The item "Vintage Native American Handmade Acoma Pottery Shyatesa White Dove" is in sale since Thursday, June 08, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Pottery". The seller is "myroomwithaview" and is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This item can be shipped to United States.