Canteen with Deer Design, Delores Lewis, Acoma Pueblo
Canteen with Mimbres designs of Deer with Heartlines, c. 1986, Delores Lewis, Acoma Pueblo, clay, pigment, 6" x 5" x 2.5", excellent condition
Dolores Lewis is the daughter of the famous Acoma matriarch, Lucy M. Lewis. She has been an active potter since 1952 working with Mimbres and Anasazi revival black-on-white and polychrome ollas, jars, bowls, seed pots plates and owls. She began showing at the Santa Fe Indian Market in 1960 and has won many awards during the four decades of her participation.
Dolores’ work is included in major institution and private collections including the Heard Museum, Harvard's Wright Collection at the Peabody Museum; Maxwell Museum, Brooklyn Museum of Arts and many more. Naturally her work is featured in dozens of different publications including Schaaf's "Southern Pueblo Pottery: 2000 Artist Biographies"; Berger & Schiffer's "Pueblo & Navajo Contemporary Pottery"; "Southwestern Pottery: Anasazi to Zuni" by Hayes and Blom; and Rick Dillingham's "Fourteen Families in Pueblo Pottery".