Lewis - Acoma Pueblo
Emma Lewis-Mitchell was born in 1931 into the Acoma Sky
City Pueblo. She is the daughter of the world renowned, Lucy M.
Lewis. Emma has been around great pottery artists her whole life,
although, her greatest inspiration came down from her mother, Lucy.
Emma is a self taught artisan and learned the ancient traditional
methods of working with clay by carefully observing Lucy in her
pottery constructions. Emma chose to continue the long lived tradition
of working with pottery and using the ancient methods. Emma gathers
her own natural pigments and clays from the clay pits within the
Acoma Pueblo. She cleans her clay for impurities by hand, then,
she hand mixes, hand coils, hand paints, and uses a traditional
firing method to add the finishing touch to her wonderful masterpieces
which mother earth has blessed her.
This is a polychrome designed bowl
typical of the traditional Acoma pottery. It is in excellent
condition and was made in 2005. The pot is signed on the bottom
"Emma Lewis Acoma," and measures 3 3/4" height
x 4 1/2" diameter. The pot is painted initially with a
white slip and then the fine line black and burnt orange colors
are added before firing.
Gallery Cost: $1825. Does not include applicable sales tax,
shipping and packing cost.
This polychrome pot is in excellent
condition and was made in November of 2005. The pot is signed
on the bottom "Emma Lewis Acoma" and measures 2"
height x 3" diameter. The pot is painted witha white
slip and a fine lined black fish designed is added.
Gallery Cost: $1399. Does not include applicable sales
tax, shipping and packing cost.