Pot with Geometric Designs by Frederica Antonio, Acoma Pueblo
Pot with Geometric Designs by Frederica Antonio, Acoma Pueblo clay, pigment 6 3/4" high x 6 3/4" diameter
Born: 1968 Frederica Antonio has been an active potter since 1986 working with traditional polychrome and black-on white fine line pots, bowls and jars. She is the wife of Randy Antonio (with whom she sometimes collaborates), cousin of Melissa Antonio, and daughter-in-law of Mildred Antonio who was also her teacher.
Frederica has won several first place awards at varied venues including the New Mexico state Fair and the Gallup Inter-tribal Indian Ceremonial. Her work is included in "Pueblo & Navajo Contemporary Pottery" by Berger and Schiffer; "Pueblo Pottery: 2000 Artist Biographies" by Gregory Schaaf; and "Southwest Pottery: Anasazi to Zuni" by Hayes & Blom.
Frederica's work is truly outstanding and she is at the very top of the Acoma eye dazzler, fine line motif artists. She is known for excellence of design execution, shape and very thin walls. Frederica and Melissa's work has become the standard by which other eye dazzler pots can be measured. Frederica's work has grown appreciatively in value and demand over the last four years.