Acoma Pottery For Sale

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  • Native American Pottery Bowl by Acoma Pueblo Indian pottery artist, Paula Estevan $550-

    Acoma Pot by Paula Estevan

    $550
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  • Acoma Pottery - Fine-Line Seed Pot with RABBIT by Acoma Pueblo potter, Rebecca Lucario $250-

    Acoma Pottery – Seed Pot by Rebecca Lucario

    $250
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  • SOLD Smaller Acoma Pottery Jar - Painted Jar by Native American (Acoma Pueblo) pottery artist, Iris Lucario $335-

    Acoma Pottery by Iris Lucario

    $335
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  • Acoma Pottery - Red & Black Pot by Acoma Pueblo Indian pottery artist, Sandra Victorino photo 2

    Acoma Pottery by Sandra Victorino

    $825
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  • Acoma Pottery Jar with '4-Seasons' design by Acoma Pueblo Indian pottery artist, Frederica Antonio $2,300-

    Acoma Pottery Jar by Frederica Antonio

    $2,300
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  • 'Swirl' design Painted Pottery Jar by Acoma Pueblo pottery artist, Melissa Antonio $535-

    Acoma Pottery Jar by Melissa Antonio

    $535
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  • Painted Pottery Jar by Acoma Pueblo Indian pottery artist, Rebecca Lucario $2,950-

    Acoma Pottery Jar by Rebecca Lucario

    $2,950
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  • SOLD Acoma Pottery Plate - Smaller Red & Black Plate by Acoma Pueblo Indian pottery artist, Amanda Lucario $250-

    Acoma Pottery Plate by Amanda Lucario (Smaller)

    $250
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  • Acoma Pottery Plate with Bird & Butterfly by Acoma Pueblo Indian pottery artist, Carolyn Concho $240-

    Acoma Pottery Plate by Carolyn Concho with Bird, Butterfly, and Ladybug

    $240
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  • Acoma Pottery Plate by Native American Acoma Pueblo Indian pottery artist, Daniel Lucario $550-

    Acoma Pottery Plate by Daniel Lucario

    $550
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  • BUTTERFLY Pottery - Acoma Pottery Plate with Butterflies by Native American potter, Alisha Sanchez $225-New

    Acoma Pottery Plate with Butterfly

    $225
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  • Acoma Pottery Vase by Native American Acoma Pueblo Indian pottery artist, Paula Estevan $770-

    Acoma Pottery Vase by Paula Estevan

    $770
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  • Native American Indian Pottery - Painted Pottery Bowl by Acoma Pueblo potter, Paula Estevan $550-

    Acoma Pueblo Pottery Bowl by Paula Estevan

    $550
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  • Native American Pottery - Bird-design Seed Pot by Acoma Pueblo Indian pottery artist, Diane Lewis-Garcia $250-

    Acoma Seed Pot by artist Diane Lewis-Garcia

    $250
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  • Acoma Pottery - Painted Seed Pot by Acoma Pueblo Indian pottery artist, Amanda Lucario $250-

    Acoma Seed Pot Pottery by Amanda Lucario

    $250
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  • Acoma Pottery Plate with Geometric Design by Acoma Pueblo pottery artist, Alicia Sanchez $145-

    Alisha Sanchez Acoma Pottery Plate

    $145
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  • Pottery Plate by Acoma Pueblo Indian pottery artist, Alisha Sanchez $198-New

    Fine-Line Acoma Pottery Plate by Alisha Sanchez

    $198
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  • Acoma Seed Pot - Finely Painted Pottery by Acoma Pueblo Indian potter, Amanda Lucario $330-

    Fine-Line Acoma Seed Pot by Amanda Lucario

    $330
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  • Detailed Native American Indian Pottery by Acoma Pueblo potter, Frederica Antonio $1,250-

    Frederica Antonio Pottery with 4-design Swirl (Acoma Pueblo)

    $1,250
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  • Acoma Pottery - Smaller Pottery Plate by Acoma Pueblo Indian potter, Marilyn Ray $160-New

    Marilyn Ray Acoma Pottery Plate with RABBIT

    $160
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  • Acoma Seed Pot by Native American Indian pottery artist, Marilyn Ray $195-

    Marilyn Ray Acoma Seed Pot Pottery

    $195
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  • Hummingbird Pottery - Acoma Pueblo Indian Seed Pot with Hummingbird by Diane Lewis-Garcia $150-

    Miniature Acoma Pottery by Diane Lewis-Garcia

    $150
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  • Dragonfly Pottery Seed Pot by Native American Acoma Indian potter, Diane Lewis-Garcia $125-

    Miniature Acoma Pottery with Dragonfly by Diane Lewis-Garcia

    $125
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  • Acoma Pottery Jar by Native American Acoma Pueblo Indian pottery artist, Amanda Lucario $795-

    Painted Pottery Jar by Amanda Lucario (Acoma Pueblo)

    $795
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  • Acoma Pottery Bowl with 'Lighning' Design by Paula Estevan $595-

    Paula Estevan Acoma Pottery Bowl – ‘Lightning’ Design

    $595
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  • Acoma Pottery - Fine-Line Painted Seed Pot by Acoma Pueblo Indian potter, Rebecca Lucario $550-

    Rebecca Lucario Seed Pot (Acoma Pueblo Pottery)

    $550
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  • Acoma Seed Pot with Bird & Flowers by Acoma Pueblo Indian pottery artist, Diane Lewis-Garcia $250-

    Seed Pot by artist Diane Lewis-Garcia (Acoma Pueblo)

    $250
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  • Acoma Pottery Seed Pot by Native American Acoma Pueblo Indian potter, Rebecca Lucario $350-

    Seed Pot by Rebecca Lucario (Acoma Pueblo)

    $350
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  • HUMMINGBIRD Pottery - Seed Pot with Hummingbird by Acoma Pueblo Indian potter, Carolyn Concho $198-New

    Seed Pot with Hummingbird – Acoma Pueblo Pottery by Carolyn Concho

    $198
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  • Small Acoma Pottery Jar by Native American Acoma Pueblo Indian potter, Sandra Victorino $185-

    Small Acoma Pot by Sandra Victorino

    $185
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  • Pueblo Pottery - Acoma Pottery Plate with BUTTERFLY by Alicia Sanchez $145-

    Small Acoma Pottery Plate by Alisha Sanchez

    $145
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  • Acoma Pottery - Smaller Painted Seed Pot by Acoma Pueblo pottery artist, Amanda Lucario $220-

    Smaller Acoma Seed Pot Pottery by Amanda Lucario

    $220
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  • Acoma Pottery - TURTLE Seed Pot by Acoma Pueblo pottery artist, Rebecca Lucario $350-

    Smaller Seed Pot by Rebecca Lucario with Turtle

    $350
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  • TINY Acoma Seed Pot Pottery by Carolyn Concho $75-New

    TINY Hummingbird Seed Pot – Acoma Pottery by Carolyn Concho

    $75
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Acoma Pueblo Pottery For Sale!!

Acoma Pueblo is famous for its very thin-walled white pottery with intricate, geometrically painted designs. The detailed & eye-dazzling designs, and a range of other painted figures including parrots, lizards, other animals, and Mimbres people adorn pottery which range in size from large ollas to tiny miniature seed pots and pottery plates.

Acoma Pueblo, also known as Sky City, is over 1,000 years old, one of the oldest living communities on Earth. Their 4 main villages are Acoma Pueblo, Acomita, San Fidel, and McCartys. Although most of the community lives on the land below, it is the village in the sky that is most recognized. This large, 1,500-foot-high mesa is commonly known as Sky City (a National Historic Landmark). At no time is Sky City mesa at Acoma Pueblo without several families living in the old houses and caring for the old city and the Franciscan mission church of San Estevan, established in 1629. Located about 60 miles West of Albuquerque, Acoma Pueblo territory features beautiful mesas, deep valleys, and rolling hills. This area is also the homeland to a variety of native plants, deer, elk, antelope, coyotes, mountain lions, rabbits and hundreds of bird species.

How Acoma Pottery is Made

The thin walled and delicately painted pottery of Acoma Pueblo is among the most recognizable and prized of all Native American Indian crafts. The seeming balance and ease of a finished traditional Acoma Pueblo Pottery piece is contradictory to the immense amount of hard labor, tradition and skill that goes into the creation of a single piece of pottery. — The clay must by gathered and dug from the earth at sites most often only accessible by foot. In its original form the clay is grey, rocky, and slatelike. Large chunks (rocks) of the pottery clay must be broken into a manageable size to carry home. The clay is pulverized with rocks, and must go through several cycles of soaking, drying, and sifting to remove all unwanted material, such as pebbles and twigs. Ancient pottery shards are ground up and used to help strengthen the pottery by binding the clay and helping to prevent it from shrinking and cracking. Acoma pottery made from ‘tempered’ clay is stronger, which enables the potter to make the thin & durable walls for which Acoma pottery is known. Also, very importantly, a connection to the past is celebrated in making the temper for pottery. ‘The strength of the old strengthens the new.’ — Hand-made natural vegetal and mineral paints are used on the pottery. Paints are often created from Hematite (an iron oxide mineral), naturally colored clays, or boiled / brewed from wild spinach, yucca fruit, bee weed, and other plants. Acoma pottery is painted with yucca leaves. A yucca leaf brush can be used, or a single yucca spear can be chewed and flattened for smaller brush strokes, or a spear can be torn down to an extremely fine point to be used on ‘fine-line’ painted pottery.

Acoma Pueblo Pottery History

Although Acoma Pueblo pottery is believed to date back well more than 1,000 years, pottery jars decorated with elaborate polychrome designs were used for storing and carrying water, grains, seeds, etc. since at least the 1600’s. The earlier Acoma pottery designs included feathers and prayer designs; and later evolved to include clouds, flowers, rainbows, and birds (parrot or macaw). As with most pottery traditions, family matriarchs have been very influential in traditional Acoma Pueblo pottery. Notable matriarchs include Lucy Lewis and Marie Z. Chino, who began their pottery making careers in the 1920’s. Since these women were friends, they may have shared ideas and designs. They painted designs from ancient pottery shards found around Acoma Pueblo onto new pieces of pottery. An exceptional Acoma potter, Lucy Lewis was encouraged by anthropologist Kenneth Chapman, from the Museum of New Mexico, and further developed her use of ancient pottery designs by studying the museum’s collection of Anasazi and Mimbres pottery. Lewis and Chino adapted the prehistoric designs, and created amazing black on white (also black & orange on white) painted pottery with absolutely stunning geometric designs. These geometric designs have become the signature for Acoma Pueblo Pottery today!

Acoma pottery is created in a wide range of forms, and a variety of interesting decorations. Large pottery jars and plates are impressive; and miniature Acoma seed pots and pottery plates are equally as impressive, when the level of detail is considered. Figurines are cute and fun, yet have traditional and familial significance. Acoma pottery artists are as diverse as their pottery styles, and they are making pottery pieces as fine as ever! The Native American Indian pottery artists from Acoma Pueblo can create some of the thinnest-walled hand-coiled pottery available anywhere. The beautifully intricate geometrically painted designs are becoming incredibly detailed. The pottery art coming from Acoma Pueblo is absolutely stunning!