H x 5 3/4" D
Paula Estevan is a potter
born in Acoma Pueblo in 1967. She learned the art of making pottery
in the traditional way from her mother, Patricia Estevan, and
from Mary Chino and Victoria Garcia. She's been producing pottery
since 1986. She has never showed in either the Santa Fe Indian
Market or the Eight Northern Pueblos Arts and Crafts Show.
Paulas hand coiled pots
are exceptional examples of Acoma pottery with perfect shape
and fine, thin walls. Her design process involves selecting a
single Acoma design element and repeating it in an extremely
fine progressive pattern across the entire surface of the pot,
creating an often dizzying-to-the-eyes finished product.
Just take a look at the dizzying
detail in this gorgeous pot! It's hard to imagine where one could
begin and how everything ends up so balanced and uniform. This
is a hallmark of a truly talented potter.