Miniature Pottery Vase by Diane Lewis, Acoma Pueblo
Miniature Pottery Vase by Diane Lewis, Acoma Pueblo clay, pigment 2" high x 2.25" diameter
Diane Lewis was born in 1960 and is a member of the Lewis family from the Acoma Pueblo (no relation to Lucy Lewis, but a family famous for pottery artists just the same). Each member of this fine family of proven artists are exquisite painters. They are well known for fine handmade pottery, storytellers and clay sculptures. Diane began experimenting with the art of working with clay, and at the age of 21 she mastered the craft of hand coiling pottery using natural pigments and focused more on the rules of the ancient traditional methods of firing outdoors.
Diane specializes in handmade seed jars, small bowls with mimbres and traditional designs. She paints with soft but crisp colors using natural paints applied with a brush fashioned from the stems of a yucca plant. She gathers her natural pigments from within the Acoma Pueblo. Diane signs her pottery as: D Lewis Garcia. , Acoma, N.M. She is related to Marilyn Lewis-Ray, Judy Lewis, Carolyn Lewis-Concho (sisters), and Kathleen Lewis (mother).