Artist Spotlight: Acoma Pueblo Potters
Acoma Pueblo is located 60 miles west of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and has been inhabited since 1150 AD. A clifftop portion of the community is known as Sky City, and many Acoma potters proudly sign with the name.
The finely painted pottery of Acoma differs in style from that of the Rio Grande pueblos, while closely resembling that of neighboring Laguna. Dazzling, bold patterns and fine line work are common on both black and white and polychrome pots.
A revival of the ancient Mimbres pottery designs began in the early 20th Century, when pottery sherds from the archaeological site were shared with local Acoma potters including the legendary Lucy Lewis.