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Acoma Slip Cast Pottery

Our Southwest Decor Collection of pottery is created by Native American artists of the Southwest pueblo tribes in New Mexico. It is formed using the Slip Cast technique of pouring liquid clay into molds rather than the traditional hand coiling technique which utilizes hand dug native clay and slips. Every pot is handcrafted with paints or etching by Pueblo Indian potters and each signed by the artist. Because Slip cast pottery is considerably less labor intensive than hand coiled pieces, it is offered at near half the price a collector of authentic Native American art would pay. The fine quality art work and lower prices make these pieces ideal for use as decor in homes wherever the unique beauty of Southwest art might be appreciated.


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The seed pot at left is by Manuel Martinez of the Navajo Nation (Dine) heritage. It measure 1.5 inches tall by 5.5 inches wide and displays beautifully.Your price $120 ~ Item #A459. SALE PRICE $90

 

 

 

Not unlike Navajo potter Wesley Begaye, Manuel learned the techniques of the Acoma Pueblo potters while living at Acoma. His partner, Terry Chino, mentored him and today he lives at Acoma where he produces floral designs utilizing the pueblo’s traditional graphics.

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This is a stunning slip cast pot hand painted by Jay Vallo with chimney top measuring 10 inches tall by 8 inches wide. Your price $350 ~ Item #A461  Includes Shipping! SALE PRICE $210

 

 

 

 

 

Wonderfil diamond fineline with red bands measuring 9 inches tall by 11 inches wide. Your price $350 ~ Item #463  Includes Shipping! SALE PRICE $210

 

 

Jay Vallo (Nah-Sde-Te, Jeannette A. Vallo) is of the Acoma Pueblo Eagle Clan and has been an active potter since 1981 working with fine line bowls, jars and vases. She is the daughter of potter Edna Chino and sister of potter Corrine Chino whose work is also presented on our site. She has regularly exhibited at the New Mexico State Fair where she has won numerous awards for the outstanding quality of her fine line work.

Jay’s work is featured in Dillingham’s “Fourteen Families in Pueblo Pottery”; Berger and Schiffer’s “Pueblo & Navajo Contemporary Pottery” and Dr. Gregory Schaaf’s “Southern Pueblo Pottery: 2000 Artist Biographies”.

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At right is a fine polychrome slip cast pot by Myra Lukee measuring 4 inches tall by 5.5 inches wide. Item #A454 ~ Your price $120. SALE PRICE $75

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Myra Lukee was born in 1959 and is of Zuni and Acoma Pueblo heritage. She currently makes her home at Acoma Pueblo. She began painting pottery when she was 22 years old in part using painting techniques taught to her by her mother, Juanita Lukee and her sister-in-law, Terry Lukee. Myra’s initial work utilized Mimbres designs but over time she developed her own vision and techniques creating unique “eye- dazzler” designs and patterns that have become very popular particularly for those interested in creating homes that include the beautiful designs of the pueblo artists.


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This slip cast, polychrome pot by Erin Juanico measures 5.5 inches tall by 6.5 inches wide. Mouth of pot is not perfectly round so significantly lower in price ~ 50% off. Still a great piece for a shelf but not the best for a table display. Your price $120 ~ Item #A457 SALE PRICE $75

 

 

Erin Juanico of Acoma Pueblo is the daughter of Myra Lukee from whom she learned her basic painting techniques and designs.

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This incredibly impressive, slip cast pot by Melissa Antonio 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. SALE PRICE $475

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The slip cast pot at left measures 6.5 inches tall by 7 inches wide ~ perfect graphic execution. Your price $195 ~ Item #A466. SALE PRICE $120

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Melissa 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. 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”.


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At right is a classic Manuel Martinez slip cast, polychrome pot  measuring 7.25 inches tall by 7.5 inches wide. His work displays beautifully and can add that touch of red that brings everything together. Your price $240 ~ Item #A456. SALE PRICE $145

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The seed pot at left measure 1.5 inches tall by 5.5 inches wide and displays beautifully.Your price $120 ~ Item #459. SALE PRICE $70

 

 

 

Manuel Martinez is of the Navajo Nation (Dine) heritage. Not unlike Navajo potter Wesley Begaye, Manuel learned the techniques of the Acoma Pueblo potters while living at Acoma. His partner, Terry Chino, mentored him and today he lives at Acoma where he produces floral designs utilizing the pueblo’s traditional graphics.


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