Carmel Lewis

Offering Pot

3 1/4" H x 4 3/4" D

Carmel Lewis was born into the Acoma Sky City Pueblo in 1947. She is the youngest daughter of the world renowned, late Lucy M. Lewis. Lucy was Carmel’s biggest inspiration for learning the ancient traditional methods of working with natural handmade pottery.

Carmel’s hand painted designs are replicated from traditional symbols found on ancient pottery sherds. Lucy was the driving force behind the revival of pottery making as an art in the Acoma pueblo. The Lewis family keeps the same patterns and does not move to a contemporary style because it is very important to them to keep the true traditions and designs of the ancient mimbres people alive.

She has been an active potter since 1952 working in Anasazi, Mimbres and Tularosa Revival polychromes, black-on-white, and black-on-orange jars, bowls, seed pots and canteens.Some of the designs replicated are the deer pot, lightning bolt pattern and the many variations of the mimbres patters. Carmel is related to Emma Lewis-Mitchell, Dolores Lewis-Garcia (sisters) and Drew Lewis (brother).

Carmel is a very accomplished potter. Some collectors know her by her married name, Carmel Lewis Haskaya.

Members of the Lewis family of potters are featured in almost every publication on pueblo pottery, such as Seven Families in Pueblo Pottery, Fourteen Families in Pueblo Pottery, American Indian Pottery 2nd Edition, Talking with the Clay, and Southwestern Pottery, Anasazi to Zuni. They have won numerous awards, including several 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places at the Santa Fe Indian Market on many occasions, the Heard Museum show, New Mexico State fair, and a host of others.


Gallery Price: $348.00

Sale: $278.00
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