Carolyn Concho Acoma Contemporary Lizard Seed Pot

Item No: 25149

$ 285.00

  • A work of great detail, artistry, and vibrant color, this contemporary seed pot was handmade by Acoma potter Carolyn Concho.

    The piece features lizard along with intricate pattterns painted freehand.

    Known for her joyful, whimsical works with designs inspired by the natural world, Carolyn's unique perspective and celebration of nature will bring creativitiy and inspiration into your collection.

    • Seed pot handmade by Carolyn Concho (Acoma Pueblo)
    • Natural clay with all-natural vegetal and mineral slip
    • Crafted through traditional horizontal coil method
    • Seed pot measures: 31/4” D x 1-1/2”H
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    • Comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity

    Handcrafted works of Native American art require special care. For more information about proper care and cleaning, please read our Care Guide

  • Carolyn Lewis Concho (b. 1961) is from a renowned family of Acoma potters, and is one of the famed five Lewis Sisters of Acoma. She has been making pottery since 1984, using traditional methods. Known for her seed pots, Concho decorates her vessels with extremely precise and elegant patterns, often incorporating animals and other designs inspired by ancient Mimbres pottery.

    Carolyn has won First Place awards at Santa Fe Indian Market, Heard Museum Indian Fair & Market, and the New Mexico State Fair.

    • Seed pot handmade by Carolyn Concho (Acoma Pueblo)
    • Natural clay with all-natural vegetal and mineral slip
    • Crafted through traditional horizontal coil method
    • Seed pot measures: 31/4” D x 1-1/2”H
    • /
    • Comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity

    Handcrafted works of Native American art require special care. For more information about proper care and cleaning, please read our Care Guide

  • The most celebrated and recognized art form of the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico is pottery. Pueblo pottery is known around the world for its remarkable beauty and craftsmanship. It has been made in much the same way for over a thousand years, with every step of creation completed by hand.

    Pueblo potters do not use a wheel, but construct pots using the traditional horizontal coil method, or freely forming the shape. After the pot is formed, the artist polishes the piece with a natural polishing stone, such as a river stone, then paints it with a vegetal, mineral, or commercial slip. Finally, the pot is fired in an outdoor fire or kiln using manure or wood as fuel.

    Santa Clara, San Ildefonso, Jemez, and Acoma Pueblos have distinctive pottery styles that are especially prized by collectors, but accomplished potters are working in all Pueblos.

    Today, Pueblo pottery is an exciting and dynamic form, with many artists pairing traditional techniques with innovative and stylized designs. Those potters who continue to create pots using traditional methods possess an extraordinary level of skill, and their pots are highly valuable works of fine art that will be enjoyed for generations to come.

    Read our Native American Pottery Collector's Guide.
  • At Shumakolowa Native Arts, we guarantee that your purchase is an original and authentic work handcrafted by Native American artists as defined by the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990. We ask our artists to complete an extensive certification process, providing a CIB (Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood) card and other documentation of their Native American heritage. Our team of experts carefully inspects every product to guarantee it is handcrafted using traditional, sustainable processes, and natural materials of only the highest quality. We record the place and date of each purchase, and pride ourselves in paying a fair price that allows artists to make a living practicing their craft.

    Every work of handcrafted art comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by an artist or buyer. At a time when many commercially made products are being sold as handcrafted Native American art, our in-depth purchase process allows us to guarantee the authenticity of every unique piece of fine art we offer. For more than 40 years, we have made it a priority to visit artists in their studio or home to purchase their latest handcrafted pieces and learn about their work. We have developed lasting relationships with artists, as well as dealers and collectors, and we take pride in being a trusted destination for fine Native American art.

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