Acoma Pueblo Heart Line Deer Design Pottery Jar by Lucy Lewis

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Lucy Martin Lewis (c.1898-1992)
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: Acoma Pueblo, Sky City
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 4-¼” height x 5-3/4” diameter
  • Item # C4292B
  • Price: $1,450.00

Those who knew Lucy Lewis or at least are familiar with her pottery will recall that the use of heart line deer was one of her personal favorite designs and a favorite of many collectors.  This Acoma Pueblo pottery jar combines the heart line deer with strong geometric polychrome designs as well.

This jar is signed Lucy M. Lewis Acoma.  Earlier, there was a time when she did not sign her pots, identifying them only by their place of origin: Acoma, N. M. or Sky City, N. M.  At that time, Lucy sold her pots from a roadside stand on Route 66 for as little as a dollar or two. Today, they command significantly more.

Lucy continued throughout her life to make pottery in the traditional way; digging and preparing clay, grinding potsherds for temper; coiling the clay into a vessel shape, making her paints from plant and mineral elements, and firing the finished vessels in an open outdoor handmade kiln.

Artist Signature - Lucy Martin Lewis, Acoma Pueblo PotterThis jar is perhaps one of her later ones: that assumption being based on the very large printing of her name.  It is as fine as any. It does not appear that Lucy Lewis lost her ability to paint extraordinary designs on her vessels, even late in her life.


Condition Structurally the jar is in original excellent condition. 

Provenancethis Acoma Pueblo Heart Line Deer Design Pottery Jar by Lucy Lewis is  from the collection of a family from Virginia.

Recommended Reading: Lucy M. Lewis: American Indian Potter by Susan Peterson

Relative Links: Southwest Indian PotteryAcoma PuebloContemporary PotteryLucy Martin Lewis


Lucy Martin Lewis (c.1898-1992)
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: Acoma Pueblo, Sky City
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 4-¼” height x 5-3/4” diameter
  • Item # C4292B
  • Price: $1,450.00

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