Handmade by Acoma Pueblo potter Patricia Lowden, this vase is a beautiful representation of the traditional pottery featuring bold geometric shapes hand-painted using all-natural pigments of burnt orange, black, and atop white clay, creating the traditional polychrome style. This piece features traditional Acoma Pueblo symbols, including rain, clouds, and mountains, which are an important part of the Acoma Pueblo migration story.
With this pottery, Patricia not only showcases her skill as an artist but also the cherished tradition of incorporating symbolism within her pieces.
Vase measures 6-1/4" long and wide, stands 8" tall. Comes with certificate of authenticity.
- Water jar handmade by Patricia Lowden (Acoma Pueblo)
- Natural clay with all-natural vegetal and mineral slip
- Crafted through traditional horizontal coil method
- Traditional designs
- Pot measures 11-1/2” high x 12-1/2” long x 12-1/2” wide
- Comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity
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About the Artist
Patricia was born in 1960 into the Acoma Sun Clan. She is the great-granddaughter of Lupe Chavez; granddaughter of Jessie Garcia; paternal granddaughter of Andrea Lowden; daughter of Anita Garcia Lowden; niece of Marcus Garcia, Chester Garcia, Lori Garcia, Tina Garcia, and Stella Shutiva; and sister of Jerilyn Emanuel. Patricia is known for her Ancestral Puebloan (formerly referred to as Anasazi) revival black-on-white and traditional pots.
Patricia is also one of the Pueblo Pottery Mug artists, which you can read about here.
The most celebrated and recognized artform of the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico is pottery. Pueblo pottery is known around the world for its remarkable beauty and craftsmanship. It has been made in much the same way for over a thousand years, with every step of creation completed by hand. Pueblo potters do not use a wheel but construct pots using the traditional horizontal coil method or freely forming the shape. After the pot is formed, the artist polishes the piece with a natural polishing stone, such as a river stone, then paints it with a vegetal, mineral or commercial slip. Finally, the pot is fired in an outdoor fire or kiln using manure or wood as fuel. Santa Clara, San Ildefonso, Jemez and Acoma Pueblos have distinctive pottery styles that are especially prized by collectors, but accomplished potters are working in all Pueblos. Today, Pueblo pottery is an exciting and dynamic form, with many artists pairing traditional techniques with innovative and stylized designs. Those potters who continue to create pots using traditional methods possess an extraordinary level of skill, and their pots are highly valuable works of fine art that will be enjoyed for generations to come.Read our Native American Pottery Collector's Guide.
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