Pair of Black and White Small Sky City Pottery Bowls by Marie Z. Chino

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Marie Zieu Chino, Acoma Pueblo Potter
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: Acoma Pueblo, Haak’u
  • Medium: clay, pigment;
    PRICE FOR PAIR
  • Size:
    2” high x 2-⅝” diameter;
    2” high x 2-⅜” diameter
    PRICE FOR PAIR
  • Item # C4352E
  • Price: $450.00

This pair of Acoma Pueblo small black-on-white pottery bowls was made by Marie Z. Chino.  Each is signed but not dated. Both have a polished white slip on the exterior over which was painted geometric designs in black pigment.  The white interior slip was not polished. Chino mostly made larger bowls and jars. These may have been the result of left-over clay from a larger project.

Much praise has been bestowed on Marie Z. Chino for the magnificent pottery she made in the fifty years she devoted to the craft and the praise is certainly earned. Chino was a master potter and it is understandable why collectors admire her work so enthusiastically. She was certainly one of the Acoma potters who made particularly important contributions to the art of pottery making in the period following World War II.  Chino was making pottery as early as the 1920s.

Artist Signature - Marie Zieu Chino, Acoma Pueblo PotterChino is considered one of the significant ceramicists at Acoma and was the matriarch of a very talented family of potters. She is best known for her black-on-white pottery.  Along with Lucy Lewis and Sarah Garcia she led the revival of the ancient pottery forms of the ancestral pueblo potters. She was one of the women who was inspirational in the movement to revive the use of ancient Mimbres designs on contemporary Acoma pottery.


Condition: this Pair of Black and White Small Sky City Pottery Bowls by Marie Z. Chino is in very good condition

Provenance: from the collection of a client from Illinois

Recommended Reading:  Fourteen Families in Pueblo Pottery by Rick Dillingham (1952-1994)

Marie Zieu Chino, Acoma Pueblo Potter
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: Acoma Pueblo, Haak’u
  • Medium: clay, pigment;
    PRICE FOR PAIR
  • Size:
    2” high x 2-⅝” diameter;
    2” high x 2-⅜” diameter
    PRICE FOR PAIR
  • Item # C4352E
  • Price: $450.00

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