Diane Lewis Garcia

Feathered Friends

7 1/2" H x 7 3/4" D

Diane Lewis (Tsi-Ku-rai-tsa, Morning Dew), is from the Acoma Pueblo Yellow Corn Clan. She was born in 1960 and is a member of the Lewis family. She has been an active potter since the mid-80s. 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 Mimbres Revival and traditional polychrome jars, bowls, seed pots, pitchers and miniatures. 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's work is famous for the detail and the beautiful organically made colors. Her favorite subjects are Mimbres animals, lizards, bugs, fish, Kokopelli, rain, lightening and clouds.

Diane signs her pottery as: Diane Lewis, Acoma, N.M. She is related to Marilyn Lewis-Ray, Judy Lewis, Carolyn Lewis-Concho (sisters), and Kathleen Lewis (mother).

She has a history of recognition for her work with over 13 awards at the Santa Fe Indian Market plus others at the Inter-tribal Indian Ceremonial in Gallup; the Heard Museum Show in Phoenix; and the Eight Northern Pueblos Arts & Crafts Show.

Diane's work is included in several major publications including "Pueblo & Navajo Contemporary Pottery" by Berger and Schiffer; "Pueblo Pottery: 2000 Artist Biographies" by Gregory Schaaf; "Fourteen Families in Pueblo Pottery" by Rick Dillingham; and "Southwest Pottery: Anasazi to Zuni" by Hayes & Blom.

Gallery Price: $1,380.00

Sale: $1,100.00
(plus sh/han)

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