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Antonio is of the Acoma Pueblo
Red Corn and Sun Clans and has been an active potter since the
1980s working with traditional and slip cast polychrome jars,
bowls and vases. Her teachers were Lilie Concho and Mildred
Antonio, her mother-in-law.
The incredibly impressive, slip cast pot at right
measures 10.5 inches tall by 10.5 inches wide. Amazing symmetry
and hand painted - a truly awesome example of the quality she
is capable off creating. If this pot was hand coiled and made
in the traditional way it would cost approximately $2,000. Your
price $795 ~ Item #A467. Please
click here to see an enlargement. SALE
slip cast pot at left measures 6.5 inches tall by 7 inches wide
~ perfect graphic execution. Your price
$195 ~ Item #A466. SALE
Melissa has won a number of 1st, 2nd and 3rd place
awards at the Santa Fe Indian Market, the New Mexico State Fair,
the Eight Northern Pueblos Arts & Crafts Show, and the Inter-Tribal
Ceremonial. She is very well known for her creative, perfectly
executed graphics. Her traditional, hand coiled pottery is widely
collected and included in many known collections. By using slip
cast pottery, Melissa's beautiful graphic designs and flawless
technique are considerably more accessible for those not committed
to collecting traditionally made authentic Native American art.
Melissa's work and achievements are included in
Dr. Gregory Schaaf’s book “Southern Pueblo Pottery:
2000 Artist Biographies”; Berger and Schiffer’s
“Pueblo & Navajo Contemporary Pottery”; and
Rich Dillingham’s “Fourteen Families in Pueblo Pottery”.
your cursor on the image above to see another view of the pottery.