Rebecca Lucario Pottery For Sale

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Rebecca Lucario is widely recognized as the finest Acoma potter working today, and has been regarded as a standout among the best for several decades.  The level of detail she accomplishes in her painting is impressive; but it is the precision in her detail that is unmatched.  Rebecca’s beautifully painted designs, elegant and flowing, with exquisite fine lines, are always perfectly executed.

Rebecca Lucario was born at Acoma Pueblo in 1951, and is a member of the Yellow Corn Clan.  She has been actively making traditional pottery since 1965.  Rebecca learned the art of pottery, as well as the important ancient pottery-making techniques, from her maternal grandmother, Delores Sanchez.  Rebecca grew up making small pinch pots and animal figures using a different clay, just so she could learn.  She is the eldest of 5 sisters, each of whom are very accomplished pottery artists with their own different styles and designs: Diane Lewis-Garcia, Judy Lewis, Carolyn Concho, and Marilyn Ray.  Rebecca is also the mother of award-winning Acoma pottery artists, Amanda Lucario & Daniel Lucario.  Rebecca Lucario has been a consistent prize-winner at The Heard Museum Indian Fair & Market, as well as at Santa Fe Indian Market since the early 1980’s.

As tradition, history, and family are all very important to Rebecca, her process of pottery-making also involves the traditional ancient techniques & prayers that have been passed down from one generation to the next.  She gathers and digs the rocky slatelike ‘clay’, processes it by hand (pulverizing, sifting, grinding, sifting, grinding, sifting, etc. etc.), makes her own natural paints (from native available materials like hematite, naturally-colored clays, wild plants, roots, etc.), hand-paints her pieces freehand with a yucca leaf as a brush, and even fires in her own outdoor stone-made oven/kiln.