Dorothy Torivio, Acoma Pueblo Potter
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Acoma Pueblo artist Dorothy Torivio was respected as one of the finest Southwest Indian potters. She was a top award winner. She was noted for her traditional pottery with eye dazzler designs based on the repetition of singular design elements in both positive and negative patterns.
Dorothy Torivio (1946 - 2011), was active ca. 1974-2011. She was known for her traditional black-on-white and polychrome jars, bowls, seed pots, figures, deer, owls. Dorothy Torivio was the daughter of Mary Vallo; wife of Peter Concho; daughter-in-law of Lolita Concho; sister of Juanita Keene; aunt of Sandra M. Victorino; mother of four children. Dorothy learned pottery making from her mother and mother-in-law.
Reference text and artist image: Southern Pueblo Pottery: 2,000 Artist Biographies by Gregory Schaaf. Image subject to copyright; used here with permission.
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