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Sharon Lewis

Starburst and Sun

Pueblo of Acoma


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I make Acoma pottery using traditional materials such as native clays and natural clay pigments. I dig my clay and collect pigments from my local surrounding environment. My pottery is hand-built using a traditional coiling and shaping technique. I paint my pottery with commercial bristle brushes and fire them in an electric kiln. My inspiration comes from gathering ancient pottery shards in my Pueblo and using those designs while adding my own modern geometric and fine line patterns. Seeing what I can create further enhances my creativity for a passion to carry on an art form that was passed down from my ancestors.